August is National Immunization Awareness Month – get the facts about vaccinationJuly 26, 20191 min read
All month long, there will be stories, debates and conversations about vaccinations. Once common-place in life, vaccinations today face scrutiny. The anti-vax movement has taken its foothold on social media and regrettably causing some to question medical advice, expertise and the need for basic childhood immunizations out of fear and misinformation.
Measles, which was considered eradicated a short time ago, has now made a resurgence across the country.
Mumps are also on the comeback. It’s as baffling as it is concerning – and dangerous.
There are a lot of questions to be asked this month:
- What study spawned the anti-vax movement, and has it been debunked?
- Are there dangers to being vaccinated?
- Do people understand the term “herd immunity”?
- And who is truly in danger at schools and in the community if people aren’t vaccinated?
Are you a journalist covering this topic? That’s where our experts can help.
Dr. Jose Vazquez is an expert in the realm of infectious diseases. He studies and treats infectious diseases, including antibiotic-resistant superbugs and fungal infections. A leader in his field and a go-to expert for media regarding this topic, Dr. Vasquez is available to speak with media regarding Immunization Awareness Month. Click on his icon to arrange an interview.
Jose Vazquez, MD Infectious Diseases
Dr. Jose Vazquez studies and treats infectious diseases, including COVID-19, antibiotic-resistant superbugs and fungal infections.