UNITY® Consortium has started a podcast centered around “myth-busting” commonly held misconceptions surrounding vaccines – particularly adolescent and young adult (AYA) vaccines. Each episode will feature an expert in the field to help us de-bunk specific vaccine myths and provide our listeners with accurate information to boost vaccine confidence around them.
Considering FDA’s Role in Increasing Vaccine Confidence amongst Parents, Adolescents and Young Adults with Dr. Peter Marks
On this episode hosted by Natalie Cordero, the Director of the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Peter Marks, joins us to discuss how the FDA is keeping adolescents and young adults in mind as they continue to tackle vaccine development.
COVID-19 Vaccination for Adolescents and Young Adults: Then and Now with Dr. Walter A. Orenstein
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to now, the world has experienced an immense amount of change in our healthcare systems. One important lesson remains: vaccinations save lives. On this episode of FACTSinnated, Dr. Walter A. Orenstein discusses the importance of staying up-to-date on COVID-19 immunizations and booster shots, where and when adolescents and young adults can get vaccinated, and recurrent themes in vaccine hesitancy. Join us for this exciting new episode, streaming now!
Resources provided by Dr. Orenstein:
Plotkin's Vaccines - Seventh Edition, Dr. Walter A. Orenstein
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
International Vaccine Access Center
Vaccinate Your Family
National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit
Vaccine Education Center at CHoP
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
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Combatting Meningitis Misinformation Through Art and Advocacy with Samantha Bennett
Meningitis survivor, vaccine advocate, and painter Samantha Bennett, joins us on FACTSinnated to discuss the importance of the meningitis vaccine. On this episode hosted by intern Natalie Mar Cordero, Samantha shares her lifelong experience with meningitis, how she became a vaccine advocate, and how it has influenced her art.
Adolescents and Young Adults As a Priority In Preventive Healthcare and Vaccination with Dr. John Santelli
Adolescents and young adults are a critical age group for preventive healthcare and vaccination. On this episode of FACTSinnated, we welcome Dr. John Santelli to discuss the importance of teen health outcomes, specifically in the context of clinical preventive services and routinely recommended vaccines, and how parents and healthcare providers can support and advocate for the access to these services.
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Importance of Adolescent and Young Adult Voices with Dr. Paul Offit
Many teens don’t know how to find accurate, research-based information on vaccines, making it challenging for them to talk about and access care. In this special Adolescent Immunization Action Week (AIAW) episode of FACTSinnated, internationally recognized vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit shares ways to help teens find the accurate information and how they can use their voice to be their own best advocate. Tune in as he discusses the importance of empowering young adult voices in decisions
about their health.
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You can learn more about Dr. Paul Offit on his website, www.paul-offit.com.
Healthcare Providers' Role in Combating Vaccine Misinformation with Todd Wolynn, MD
Meet Dr. Todd Wolynn, a pediatrician, immunization expert, and "media maker". In this episode, Dr. Wolynn tells us his experience with social media attacks and how he decided to fight back. He gives advice on how healthcare providers can build their digital presence, how social media users can distinguish credible information, and ends with more information about the COVID-19 bivalent boosters.
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