There Never Was An Age of Reason: Vaccines, Vaccine Hesitancy, and Vaccine Decision Making
August 9, 2017
Presented by: Dr. Edgar K. Marcuse, MD, MPH, FPIDS Emeritus Professor, Pediatrics University of Washington
What impact does vaccine hesitancy have on vaccine-preventable diseases? How do parents make decisions about vaccines? What role do health care providers play in getting parents to vaccinate? Hear Dr. Edgar Marcuse share his presentation on the history, origins, current status, and impact of vaccine hesitancy on our vaccination rates and outbreaks of disease across Washington State and beyond. The course also provides information on how parents make decisions about vaccines and the provider’s role in vaccine decisions. Lastly, the course shares tips on how best to approach parent conversations about vaccines using the Recommend, Ask, Acknowledge, and Advise conversation pathway developed and tested by Vax Northwest.
Dr. Beth Harvey, MD, FAAP will also be on hand to answer questions related to the Pediatric Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative and vaccine measures for value-based payment at the end of the presentation.
This course is approximately 1 hour in length and is designed for nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, physicians, health educators, public health staff, and other health professionals who work with immunizations.