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Understanding and Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

December 20, 2011. In this one-hour Hot Topics webinar, Dr. Edgar Marcuse talks about the origins, nature, and scope of vaccine hesitancy and strategies to address parents' concerns.

Quick Facts

Topics: Infectious Disease & Immunizations, Law and Policy & Ethics, Maternal and Child Health

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

Although 70 percent of parents report no concern about recommended vaccines, exemptions from school entry are rising at a rate that startles long-time public health workers. In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Dr. Edgar Marcuse talks about the origins, nature, and scope of vaccine hesitancy and strategies to address parents' concerns.

Air date: December 20, 2011

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the origins, nature, and scope of vaccine hesitancy
  • Describe strategies to address parents concerns about vaccines

Intended Audience

Local and state public health practitioners; Public health nurses

Slide

Quick Facts

Topics: Infectious Disease & Immunizations, Law and Policy & Ethics, Maternal and Child Health

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

Edgar K. Marcuse, MD, MPH, FAAP, is Professor of Pediatrics and Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and is Associate Medical Director (Quality Improvement) at Seattle Children's. He is an academic general pediatrician with special interest in immunization (especially policy, practice, ethics, economics and vaccinology) and in quality improvement (especially application of lean principles, implementation of evidence-based medicine and the impact of culture on quality). He received his BA from Oberlin, his MD from Stanford, did his pediatric residency at Boston Children's and Seattle Children's, served as Medical Epidemiologist in CDC's EIS, did a fellowship in epidemiology and received his MPH from UW.

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