By Unity® Consortium
FACTSinnatedAug 28, 2023
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
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.
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.
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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HPV Vaccine for Cancer Prevention with Admiral Rachel Levine, MD
The United States Assistant Secretary of Health, Admiral Rachel Levine, MD, joins us on FACTSinnated to discuss the importance of the HPV vaccine for all adolescents and young adults. Admiral Levine tackles common HPV vaccine misconceptions and reminds us of what this vaccine is really about: to prevent cancer in all individuals.
mRNA: Past, Present, and Future with Dr. Drew Weissman
Have you ever wondered what mRNA vaccines are really all about? Meet Dr. Drew Weissman, MD from Penn Medicine. He and Katalin Karikó PhD developed mRNA and having been discovering new ways of using this technology to treat disease. Listen in as Dr. Weissman debunks some common myths and tells us more about mRNA - past, present, and future.
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Vaccine Hesitancy with Heidi Larson, Ph.D
Unity welcomes you back with a new episode on vaccine hesitancy. Unity intern Alex Garcia speaks with Heidi Larson, Ph.D about her experience working on vaccine confidence.
Find more information on Heidi Larson's work with The Vaccine Confidence Project here: https://www.vaccineconfidence.org/
To pre-order the paperback version of her book, Stuck: How Vaccines Start -- and Why They Don't Go Away, click here: https://www.amazon.com/Stuck-Vaccine-Rumors-Start-They-dp-0197643388/dp/0197643388/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=
Combating Vaccine Hesitancy in the Black Community with Dr. Tamera Coyne-Beasley
We discuss the events of the Tuskegee Syphilis study and the resulting impacts it has had on the Black community. Expert Dr. Tamera Coyne-Beasley joins the discussion and shares her insights on effective methods to combat hesitancy and distrust.
Debunking Myths about Vaccinating Adolescents and Young Adults with Teen Kelly Danielpour
There is a lot of misinformation about vaccinations on the web, especially on sites like reddit. Kelly Danielpour started VaxTeen which is specifically aimed at advocating for teen’s rights when it comes to vaccine information. Kelly will talk about the importance of minor’s being immunized and what steps teen’s themselves can take to fight against vaccine misinformation.
Debunking the COVID-19 Vaccine w/ Dr. L.J Tan
The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc during 2020. However, there is hope as both Pfizer and Moderna begin to roll out their COVID-19 Vaccine. Dr. L.J Tan comes on the podcast to discuss how these vaccines were created and why they are safe and effective for all populations.
Debunking Teen Vaccines with w/ Ethan Lindenberger
Measles was declared an eliminated disease in 2000. However, periodically there have been outbreaks within US school children as more and more parents are not vaccinating their kids, citing autism and brain damage concerns. Ethan Lindenberger will come on the podcast to talk about his own experience getting the Measles vaccine against his mother’s wishes.
Debunking myths about HPV vaccine with Dr. Paul Offit
There are some parents who do not believe their child should get the HPV vaccine. Their reasons differ, but as an example some parents object to vaccinating their 11 YO (recommended timing for vaccination) because HPV is spread through sexual contact and their child is not currently sexually active. We will discuss with an expert in the field, Dr. Paul Offit, reasons for vaccinating against HPV, following the recommended timing and dosing, and debunking circulating myths.