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We are proud to share our recent article in the peer-reviewed journal Vaccines, looking at vaccine hesitancy among adolescents and their parents in the time of COVID-19.

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Unity™ Consortium's vaccine myth-busting podcast

The Truth About Teen Vaccines

UNITY interns explore misconceptions surrounding adolescent and young adult vaccines. In each episode they delve into a commonly held misperception with experts in the field to explore the issues and de-bunk the myths.


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    Combating Vaccine Hesitancy in the Black Community with Dr. Tamera Coyne-Beasley (22:04)

    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.   

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    Debunking Myths about Vaccinating Adolescents and Young Adults with Teen, Kelly Danielpour (11:34)

    There is a lot of misinformation about vaccinations on the Internet, 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 talks about the importance of being immunized and what steps teens can take to fight against vaccine misinformation.

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    Debunking the COVID-19 Vaccine with Dr. L.J Tan (16:55)

    The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc during 2020. However, there is hope as both Pfizer and Moderna 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.

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    Debunking Teen Vaccines with with Ethan Lindenberger (21:49)

    Measles was declared an eliminated disease in 2000. However, periodically there have been outbreaks among U.S. school children as more and more parents are not vaccinating their kids, citing autism and brain damage concerns. Ethan Lindenberger joins the podcast to discuss his own experience getting the measles vaccine against his mother’s wishes.

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    Debunking myths about HPV vaccine with Dr. Paul Offit (19:55)

    Some parents do not believe their children should get the HPV vaccine. Their reasons differ, but as an example, some parents object to vaccinating their 11 year old (recommended timing for vaccination) because HPV is spread through sexual contact, and their children are not sexually active. We discuss reasons to vaccinate against HPV with an expert in the field, Dr. Paul Offit, including recommended timing and dosing and circulating myths.

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