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Webinar: Tapping the Promise of Vaccines While Combating Disinformation and Skepticism
In this webinar, hear the latest on how vaccines are mitigating global threats like COVID-19 as well as strategies for addressing declining vaccination rates in the U.S., particularly for childhood diseases. How can children’s hospitals and pediatric providers more effectively share the facts and data behind vaccine efficacy to debunk the misinformation and disinformation on social media? Our panelists of healthcare leaders will discuss proven strategies to more effectively develop and deploy vaccines to build a foundation of public health for all.

--Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., Co-Director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children’s Hospital and Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine

--Julie A. Boom, M.D., Director of the Texas Children's Hospital Immunization Project and Director of Infant and Childhood Immunization for the Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research
--Paul Offit M.D., Director of the Vaccine Education Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Professor of Vaccinology and of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
--Sean O'Leary, M.D., MPH, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado, Liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

This webinar is part of Pediatric Priorities: Improving Children’s Health, a virtual event series from U.S. News & World Report, developed with support from Texas Children’s Hospital. Hear from leading experts on urgent issues in pediatric health and what children’s hospital executives, pediatric providers and key community stakeholders can do to improve the well-being of America’s young people in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the national youth mental health crisis and more. For more information, visit usnews.com/pediatricpriorities.


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