Childhood Immunizations Part 3: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

Childhood Immunizations Part 3: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy

This podcast will be addressing some frequently asked questions about vaccines and common reasons for vaccine hesitancy. In this episode, listeners will understand the importance of herd immunity, recognize that there are many different reasons for vaccine hesitance, address common misconceptions about vaccine safety, explain how vaccine safety is monitored in Canada, and understand why parents should not be complacent about vaccine-preventable diseases. This podcast was developed by Kristen Timm, a Family Medicine resident at the University of Alberta and Dr. Sarah Forgie, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton and professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta.

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