Webinar: Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Misinformation in the Practice

As part of National Immunization Awareness Month, the Public Health Foundation is hosting a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webinar on Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Misinformation in the Practice. This webinar will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 1-2pm EDT.

Registration is free and open to all. Please join us if you are interested and feel free to share with health professional colleagues! Registration is available at http://www.phf.org/events/Pages/Strategies_for_Addressing_Vaccine_Misinformation_in_the_Practice.aspx, and additional webinar details can be found below. I’m also happy to answer any questions (kamos@phf.org).

Webinar Description:

CDC Webinar – Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Misinformation in the Practice Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 1-2pm EDT

With the recent outbreaks of measles across the U.S., ensuring parents have access to accurate and credible information about vaccines is key to increasing vaccine acceptance. As a trusted source of information about vaccines, healthcare professionals can play a key role in establishing trust and educating parents and patients on the important role that vaccines play in protecting against serious diseases.

In this webinar, practicing healthcare professionals will share their evidence-based strategies for recommending vaccines and addressing vaccine hesitancy in their practice. Chanie Sternberg, President & CEO of RefuahHealth Center, and Dr. Corinna Manini, Refuah’s Chief Medical Officer, have worked to cultivate trust with parents and patients in their practice to reassure them that vaccines are safe and effective. RefuahHealth Center is a federally-qualified health center in New York that serves patients in communities affected by ongoing measles outbreaks. Dr. Todd Wolynn is a practicing pediatrician and CEO at Kids Plus Pediatrics in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Wolynn has been a vocal advocate for the importance of effective communication to address parental hesitancy about vaccines.

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