#WorldImmunizationWeek 2021: Undoing #VaccineHesitancy and #AntiVaxxer Misinformation

April 30th 2021Justin Varholick, Sangy Panicker, and Jeremy D. Bailoo TL;DR Get vaccinated, do not spread misinformation, educate your friends, family and colleagues, and confront your fears. Twenty five years ago, Andrew Wakefield published a series of fabricated studies claiming that the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine causes autism—giving birth to the modern “anti-vaxxer” movement … Continue reading #WorldImmunizationWeek 2021: Undoing #VaccineHesitancy and #AntiVaxxer Misinformation

#WorldImmunizationWeek 2021: Addressing #AntiVaxxers, #VaccineHesitancy and #VaccineEquity

April 29th 2021Sangy Panicker, Allyson J. Bennett, Amanda Dettmer & Jeremy D. Bailoo As we have described in our previous two posts (1, 2), the public misinformation campaigns by Andrew Wakefield exacerbated the modern day anti-vaxxer crisis as we know it. Like most issues, however, there are not only extreme cases—i.e., individuals who never or … Continue reading #WorldImmunizationWeek 2021: Addressing #AntiVaxxers, #VaccineHesitancy and #VaccineEquity

#WorldImmunizationWeek 2021: Everything you need to know about COVID-19 Vaccines

April 26th 2021Allyson J. Bennett, Sangy Panicker, Amanda Dettmer & Jeremy D. Bailoo In our previous post, we provided descriptions of how and why vaccines work and detailed how safety and efficacy are evaluated for the lifetime of any vaccine that is in use. In this piece we delve into the various COVID-19 vaccines currently … Continue reading #WorldImmunizationWeek 2021: Everything you need to know about COVID-19 Vaccines

#WorldImmunizationWeek 2021: Vaccines Bring Us Closer #VaccinesWork

April 24th 2021 It is timely that #WorldImmunizationWeek starts today as COVID-19 case counts and deaths continue to spike globally. This global public health campaign, to raise awareness and increase rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world takes place each year during the last week of April. The theme this year is Vaccine … Continue reading #WorldImmunizationWeek 2021: Vaccines Bring Us Closer #VaccinesWork