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Vax Talk Podcast

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. 63: It’s Not COVID

Flu is lingering into June and RSV is messing with kids off-season. To find out what is happening and how vaccines can help, we talked to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Dr. Bill Schaffner.

Ep. 62: Getting Back to the Vax

People who are vaccine hesitant can become confident, like our two guests. Join this fun conversation about how we can all talk to each other, featuring Lydia Greene and Heather Simpson from Back to the Vax.

Ep. 61: SAFE Vaccine Legislation

A new organization–SAFE Communities Coalition–is working hard to combat bad vaccine legislation and promote the good stuff.

Ep. 60: Your Vaccine Refusing Family

Podcast episode with Dr. Tara Smith discussing how to handle family members who are skeptical of COVID-19 vaccination.

Ep. 59: Kids and COVID Vaccines

Parents have a lot of questions about COVID vaccines and their kids, so we invited those parents to a Zoom chat with nationally-known expert and pediatric nurse practitioner, Patsy Stinchfield. They got a chance to ask their questions, and we all got answers. We begin with a discussion between Nathan and Karen on Dr. Peter…

Ep. 58: Omicron with Your Local Epidemiologist

COVID, always up to something, has spun out a new variant: Omicron. There are so many unknowns, and so much anxiety caused by the unknown, that we invited Dr. Katelyn Jetelina (a.k.a. Your Local Epidemiologist) to help us get our facts straight. Links from the show: Myocarditis and COVID Magic Dirt Subscribe now at Apple Podcasts, Google Play, PodBean or Stitcher.  And…

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…

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