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  NOVEMBER 26, 2010
ASPH INITIATIVES
Meet the Author! Live Webcast: Tracking Parents’ Concerns about Childhood Vaccinations

WebcastASPH, publisher of Public Health Reports, will be hosting a Meet the Author! Live Webcast entitled “Tracking Parents’ Concerns” on Tuesday, December 7 at 1 p.m. (Eastern). The featured author will be Dr. Philip Smith from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease. Guest commentaries will be provided by Dr. Edgar Marcuse from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Dr. Sharon Humiston from Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics in Kansas City, MO.

The webcast will discuss vaccinations and why parents fail to seek vaccinations for their children. Ms. Janice Huy, acting editor of Public Health Reports, stated, “this question of vaccine acceptance is not new. In the 1950's, with the number of polio cases surging and with a safe and effective vaccine available, some people still declined to be vaccinated or to have their children vaccinated.”

This presentation will use data from the 2009 National Immunization Survey to provide an answer to the question framed within the context of the celebrated Health Belief Model.

To register for the webcast, click here. For more information, click here.