There Never Was An Age of Reason
Vaccines, Vaccine Hesitancy, and Vaccine Decision Making
Learn about the history, origins, and impact of vaccine hesitancy on our vaccination rates and outbreaks of disease across Washington State and beyond. Get information and tips on how parents make decisions about vaccines, the provider’s role in vaccine decisions, and how best to approach parent conversations about vaccines. This course is 1 hour and is designed for health professionals who work in the immunization field.
Dr. Edgar K. Marcuse, MD, MPH, FPIDS Emeritus Professor, Pediatrics University of Washington
ABOUT THIS ELEARNING ACTIVITY
What impact does vaccine hesitancy have on vaccinepreventable diseases? How do parents make decisions about vaccines? What role do health care providers play in encouraging parents to vaccinate? Register today to hear Dr. Marcuse share 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, Advise conversation pathway developed and tested by Vax Northwest. 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 in the immunization field.
Describe the impact of modern vaccines on individual & public health.
Identify factors other than hesitancy that contribute to under-immunization.
Discuss the origins & scope of vaccine hesitancy.
Define the relative roles of science, culture & emotion in parents’ vaccine decisionmaking.
Recognize the central role of values in immunization policy-making & implementation.