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Ep 14: Ask Dr. Offit

2/5/2018
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Nathan and Karen talk to Dr. Paul Offit--head of infectious diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and all around good guy. Dr. Offit took the time to answer questions our listeners submitted online, covering topics from influenza to pertussis to advocacy.

Duration:00:57:37

Ep. 13: HPV Cancers, Vaccines, and Cervivors

1/9/2018
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It's Cervical Cancer Awareness Month! In this episode, Nathan and Karen talk to Tamika Felder about her battle with HPV-caused cervical cancer and her organization, Cervivor. Links from this episode: http://cervivor.org/ Someone You Love: https://www.hpvepidemic.com/ Mother Jones article: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/01/there-is-a-whole-cottage-industry-of-doctors-helping-parents-skip-their-kids-vaccines/ Leon's story:...

Duration:01:07:47

Bonus Episode: Live at NFID

12/26/2017
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In November, Nathan and Karen traveled to Bethesda, MD to record a live episode at NFID's Vaccinology Course. They discussed vaccine messaging with the good people there, and now, as a holiday treat, are sharing it with you. Watch for more great VAX TALK episodes in 2018, and support our mission at www.voicesforvaccines.org/support. This episode was made possible through the sponsorship of NFID. Learn more at nfid.org.

Duration:00:47:26

Ep 12: Get Your Flu Shot

12/6/2017
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It’s also National Influenza Vaccination Week, which means it isn’t too late to get your flu shot. We invited Dr. Bill Schaffner (Vanderbilt) to discuss the difference between influenza and colds/tummy illnesses, this year’s flu season, the effectiveness of flu vaccines, and why your children are the most likely vectors of the flu. We also invited Serese Marotta (Families Fighting Flu) to discuss her family’s experience with H1N1 in 2009. Episode links: Donate:...

Duration:00:55:09

Ep 10: The Unvaccinated Kids I Love

10/17/2017
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When her firstborn was just a baby, Catie heard some frightening rumors about vaccines that made her stop immunizing completely (until she learned how wrong that rumor was). Erica, however, has always been a staunch vaccine advocate, but her relatives are vaccine refusers. Nathan and Karen talk to both Catie and Erica to learn what we can do to change the minds of the parents of the unvaccinated kids we love. This episode includes some of the latest research on the topic and updates on...

Duration:00:59:16

Ep. 9: What Can I Do?

9/13/2017
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Many people like the idea of highly immunized communities, but they aren't sure what they can do to solve the problems of vaccine refusal and hesitancy. We talk to Dr. Tara Smith about her ideas, which she outlines in a new article, "Vaccine Rejection and Hesitancy: A Review and Call to Action." Links from this episode: Seattle Mama Doc flu: http://seattlemamadoc.seattlechildrens.org/2017-flu-season/ Dr. Tara Smith's article:...

Duration:00:57:21

Ep. 8.4: Remembering Kimberly; Teens & vaccines

8/21/2017
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Kimberly Coffey was only a few days from high school graduation when she fell sick with what she thought was the flu. Patti Wukovits, her mother, joins us to remember Kimberly and to encourage parents to vaccinate their teens and pre-teens fully and on-time. Patti Wukovits is the founder and Director of the Kimberly Coffey Foundation.

Duration:00:33:22

Ep. 8.3: Vaccines aren't just for kids!

8/14/2017
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When you turned 19, you entered a different landscape in the vaccine world. Recommendations, access, funding, and so much else changed for you. We turned to Dr. Bill Schaffner (Vanderbilt University) and asked him what all adults need to know about vaccines and what we can anticipate in the future.

Duration:00:32:43

Ep. 8.2: Pregnancy and vaccines w/ Dr. Munoz

8/7/2017
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Did you know that your baby receives her first vaccines before she is even born? In this episode, Nathan and Karen discuss maternal vaccines with Dr. Flor Munoz from Texas Children's. We cover a broad range of how, why, when, and where concerning an expectant mother's vaccines, and discuss what the future of maternal immunization holds.

Duration:00:41:49

Ep. 8.1: NIAM 17, Baby!

7/30/2017
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It's National Immunization Awareness Month! This week, Nathan and Karen introduce NIAM to listeners, talk about how anyone can advocate during the month of August, and discuss the importance of infant immunizations. Plus, we give an important update about last month's episode. Find the Vaccine Book list at listchallenges.com/vaccine-books.

Duration:00:38:21

Ep. 6: Andrew Wakefield

6/7/2017
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Everyone knows Andrew Wakefield as the author of "that paper," but few know the full extent of his dealings in the anti-vaccine community. We talk to Ken Reibel and Matt Carey, two father of autistic children and active writers and autism advocates, to learn more. You might think you know about Wakefield, but there is so much to learn.

Duration:01:03:02

Ep. 4: National Infant Immunization Week!

4/23/2017
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We kick off our NIIW celebration William Shatner (topic, not guest) #ivax2protect What diseases can we prevent in early childhood? Genevieve's son and rotavirus Emily's daughter and pertussis

Duration:01:06:59

Ep. 3: Vaccines and Legislation Updates

3/20/2017
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Statements made by HHS Secretary Price Sarah Despres from ECBT The AHCA and president's budget State legislative roundup Jinny Suh from Immunize Texas How you can make a difference

Duration:01:14:48

EP. 2: Outbreaks! with Dr. Paul Offit

2/13/2017
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Mumps, pertussis, HPV, influenza, and measles. What is causing outbreaks of these diseases and what can you do to protect your family. Nathan and Karen discuss the whole issue with Dr. Paul Offit from the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Duration:00:48:17

Ep 0: Big News!

12/20/2016
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If the idea that we can debate prevention and science has your attention, then we have a podcast for you. Karen Ernst (Voices for Vaccines) and Dr. Nathan Boonstra (Blank Children's Hospital) introduce a new podcast all about vaccines and the conversations surrounding them.

Duration:00:02:05