Vax Talk is the podcast for people who want to do something about outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases and who understand that knowledge is power. We will discuss the latest news about vaccines and the impact they have on our communities, our families, and our friendships.
Ep. 56: Now That We've Got COVID What is Flu Gonna Do?
Science types hate predicting the future--and LJ Tan from immunize.org is no exception. So we invite him on to the podcast to discuss what we do know about the upcoming influenza season co-occurring with our long-enduring pandemic. And, of course, we talk about the vaccines for both.
Links from the episode:
Marcie's Legacy: https://mtyc.co/uiixzf
"I Am So Tired" by Daniel Summers: https://www.arcdigital.media/p/i-am-so-tired
Family Guy PSA: https://youtu.be/yJ0NgeMHOyQ
Ep. 55: This Podcast is Fully Approved (w/ Paul Offit)
In this episode, we cover so much COVID-19 information that it may break the podcastosphere. Want to know about Delta? Talked about it. Kids in school? Check. Surges? Yep. And third doses? Oh boy, did we talk about that.
With Dr. Paul Offit, everyone's favorite pediatric infectious disease doctor from the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Ep. 54: What is Disinformation? (w/ Brandy Zadrozny)
Few people have studied internet disinformation for longer or in more depth than NBC's Brandy Zadrozny, so we invited her to swing by and talk to us about vaccine disinformation. A must-listen podcast if you are interested in how people are subjected to the onslaught of incorrect vaccine information online that leads them to make poor health decisions.
Links from episode:
Dance Parties: https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/anti-vaccine-groups-changing-dance-parties-facebook-avoid-detection-rcna1480
Ep. 53: Health Equity with Dr. Nate Chomilo
With the pandemic bringing a bright spotlight on vaccine hesitancy, people are under the impression that confidence varies by race and background. Why would that be, and how is it related to health equity? And what is health equity anyhow?
We invited University of Minnesota School of Medicine professor and health equity expert Dr. Nate Chomilo to our podcast to ask him all the questions about health equity we could think of and to drill down about vaccine equity, as well.
Links from show:
Summer 2021 shirt: https://dissentpins.com/collections/vaccine-collection/products/summer-2021-brought-to-you-by-vaccines-t-shirt
Check out our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vfvcommunitychampions
Ep. 52: Kids and COVID-19 Vaccines
This week, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted unanimously to recommend the Pfizer vaccine be given to kids ages 12-15.
We invited long-time ACIP member Patsy Stinchfield on the podcast to talk us through how this decision was made and when other age groups might be eligible. We asked her all the questions about risks, benefits, and safety. If you have a question, there's a good chance she answered it in this podcast!
Links from the show:
Twitter thread on VAERS (including 1% link): https://twitter.com/Voices4Vaccines/status/1390307528265789442
AAP statement on recommendations: https://www.aappublications.org/news/2021/05/12/cdc-aap-pfizer-covid-vaccine-teens-051221
If you listen to this podcast, consider donating to support it: https://www.voicesforvaccines.org/support/
Ep. 51: Chelsea Clinton on Vaccines and Global Health
Chelsea Clinton comes from a background of public service, so why is she working so hard on global health right now? And why is she willing to take a stand for vaccines? We invited her to Vax Talk to discuss this, and so much more!
Links from this episode
Disinformation Dozen: https://antivaxwatch.org/
Clinton Foundation: https://www.clintonfoundation.org/
Remember to check out the In Fact podcast, hosted by Chelsea Clinton!
Very cool. It really helps the sensible people over here of the Pro Vax side come together and listen.
Trying to convince selves
Trying to convince selves there are no good reasons not to get vaccine... get a life
Warning This group pushes the CDC vaccine schedule & talks bad about people who don’t agree