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See You Now Podcast

59: Vax Is Trending

November 1, 2021

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Vaccines and vaccination—they’ve become one of the hottest topics of public discourse. Indeed, the Oxford Languages 2021 Word of the Year is Vax. As their pun-filled news release notes, "more than any other word, 'vax' has injected itself into the bloodstream of the English language in 2021.” With regulatory approval of a COVID vaccine for kids ages 5-11, COVID boosters for adults 65 and older and those at a higher risk for COVID, and the World Health Organization recommending widespread use of a long-awaited malaria vaccine for children, there is much vaccine progress and science to celebrate and understand.

In this episode, we check in with Melody Butler, BSN, RN, CIC, the Founder and Executive Director of Nurses Who Vaccinate, to get an update on how she and nurses around the world are responding, mobilizing, and innovating our vaccination efforts, messaging, and communication strategies. This conversation is particularly relevant at a time when an explosion of misinformation is fueling vaccine hesitancy and children and adults around the world need to catch up on all their life-saving vaccinations.

Guest(s) Featured in this Episode
Melody Butler, BSN, RN, CIC

Episode Resources
Vaccines.gov
Nurses Who Vaccinate
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present
Medical groups call for mandatory vaccination of U.S. health care workers
Joint Statement in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care
Past Pandemics Remind Us, COVID Will Be an Era, Not a Crisis That Fades
Just 12 People Are Behind Most Vaccine Hoaxes On Social Media, Research Shows
The Disinformation Dozen
The Right (and wrong) Way To Talk To People About Getting Vaccinated
Nurse Leader Shares Five Lessons on Breaking Down Barriers to Vaccination
Vaccine Conversations Go Door-to-Door, One Neighbor At a Time
Nurse Practitioner Tarik Khan Races to Deliver Vaccines to The Homebound
Medical groups call for mandatory vaccination of U.S. health care workers
Joint Statement in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care
Vaccine Confidence Project
The COVID Project
KFF Covid-19 Vaccine Monitor
World Health Organization Immunization Dashboard
COVID Vaccine Facts For Nurses
ANA Position Statement on Immunizations

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