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Vax Talk Podcast

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.

Vax Talk is also on Stitcher, iHeart Radio, or wherever you get your podcasts. Or, choose an episode below and start listening.

Episodes

Ep. 57: Social Media and Misinformation

It’s not shocking that social media spreads misinformation, but a new report from the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights just published a chilling report detailing how fertile social media platforms are for breeding vaccine misinformation. The problem is larger and more deeply entrenched than you might think, and the consequences are more…

Ep. 56 : Now that we found COVID what is flu gonna do?

Science types hate predicting the future–and LJ Tan from immunize.org is no exception. So we invited him on to the podcast to discuss what we do know about the upcoming influenza season

Ep. 55: This Podcast is Fully Approved (w/ Dr. 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…

Ep. 54: The State of Disinformation

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…

Ep. 53: Health Equity and Vaccines (w/ 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…

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…

Ep. 51: It’s Chelsea Clinton!

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 Clinton Foundation Remember to…

Ep. 50: Switching Sides!

Don’t worry! We aren’t switching sides. Heather Simpson, former anti-vaccine influencer, already switched sides. She took a look at the science and decided she needed to vaccinate herself and her daughter. This is the audio from a previous Facebook Live event. If you prefer to watch with your eyes and ears, go here. Support Voices…

Ep. 49:The Unfamous Brother: Vaccinating On-Time Matters

Dr. Peter Sears is the not-famous brother of Dr. Jim and Dr. Bob Sears and a family physician. He is also an strong advocate for on-time immunization, even as his brother Bob is perceived as having close ties with the anti-vaccine world. We invited Dr. Peter to the podcast to talk about alternative schedules, ingredient…

Ep. 48: Let’s Ask Dr. Stanley Plotkin About These COVID-19 Vaccines

Millions of people have received a COVID-19 vaccine, which gives us a lot of information about the safety of these vaccines. We asked Dr. Stanley Plotkin, inventor of the rubella vaccine and co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine, to join us to answer our questions and to make some predictions. Links from podcast: Wisconsin pharmacist V-Safe…

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