Media Coverage of Postdoctoral Research

Dec 5, 2016

While most Canadian parents immunize their children, we know some have doubts and concerns about vaccine safety and effectiveness. Public health tries to give parents information so that they’ll be comfortable vaccinating their children, but we don’t really know that much about parents’ decision making.

One of the studies I’m completing as part of my postdoctoral fellowship at BC Children’s Hospital Research focused specifically on parents who had changed their minds about vaccinating, to understand what caused them to change their minds.

I’ll be presenting a paper from this study at this week’s Canadian Immunization Conference and listing/linking related media coverage here. This study is funded by the BC Immunization Committee.


Ottawa Citizen (Dec 5, 2016): Canadian researchers dig into the reasons some parents are hesitant about vaccines.

Sun Media (Dec 5, 2016): Understanding why some parents are hesitant about vaccines. (Appeared in Toronto, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Edmonton & Calgary Sun papers),

University of British Columbia Public Affairs (Dec 6, 2016) Understanding why some parents are hesitant about vaccines


CFAX 1070′s Adam Stirling Show (Dec 6, 2016): The latest in immunization research


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