A panel of pediatric experts from around the country will discuss vaccine controversies from an American pediatrician’s perspective and offer thoughts on whether vaccines are safe and effective.
NPR’s health editor Jim Hightower will discuss the measles epidemic and offer reasons to get vaccinated and against an anti-vaccine campaign.
Dr. Frank DeFelice, Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the CDC will discuss the current vaccination controversy, as well as why vaccination rates are still low.
(Gregory’s child was a born in 2015; photo by Eddie Scarry.)
Talking about the Centers for Disease Control, Lily and Sam Davis, educators of infants and toddlers, and Dr. Jill Handler, pediatrician and scholar of childhood immunization, will discuss pediatric immunization and the C.D.C.’s recent actions to ensure that the flu is protected. The panel will include public health workers and research specialists from Yale University, Yale-New Haven Hospital, the Yale School of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Harvard School of Public Health, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Nancy Adams, pediatrician and parent educator from The Clinic Hartford.