Immunizations

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.


Childhood Immunizations (Part 2)

This is part 2 of a 3-part series of podcasts discussing childhood immunizations. This series will discuss vaccines, the routine immunization schedule in Canada, and common questions from vaccine-hesitant parents. This episode will be reviewing the routine childhood immunizations used in Canada. This series has been developed by Dr. Kristen Timm, a Family Medicine resident at the University of Alberta, with the help of Dr. Sarah Forgie, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta. 


Childhood Immunizations (Part 1)

This is the first of a 3-part series of podcasts discussing childhood immunizations. This series will discuss vaccines, the routine immunization schedule in Canada, and common questions from vaccine-hesitant parents. This episode describes an overview of the immune system and how different kinds of vaccines work. This series has been developed by Dr. Kristen Timm, a Family Medicine resident at the University of Alberta, with the help of Dr. Sarah Forgie, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta.