Addressing Misinformation and Vaccine Hesitancy in a Post-Fact Society
Guest: Gregory A. Poland, M.D. (@drgregpoland)
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)
The World Health Organization has listed vaccine hesitancy as a Top 10 Global Health Threat. How do you discuss vaccine myths with vaccine hesitant patients? What are the true risks associated with vaccines? How do you navigate conversation with a patient who refuses a flu vaccine because they had one in the past and still got the flu? Dr. Gregory Poland discusses vaccine hesitancy, immunization in pregnancy, late-season flu vaccines, antigenic burden and the evidence behind single session multiple vaccine administration, and the ethics of health care provider immunizations.
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