VANCOUVER, BC -- While national immunization rates remain high, vaccine refusals are troubling. In some parts of the country, pockets of unimmunized children have left communities vulnerable to vaccine-preventable diseases, leading to outbreaks.
Top vaccine researchers will discuss the challenges to improving vaccine coverage during a session on vaccine public policy at 2:45 p.m. PT Saturday, May 1 at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The meeting takes place at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Moderated by Stephen Berman, MD, professor and endowed chair of general pediatrics at The Children's Hospital in Denver, the symposium will address three key issues:
Finally, Lance E Rodewald, MD, director of the Immunization Services Division at the CDC, will provide an update on these issues from the CDC perspective.
Reporters wanting to interview any of the speakers should call the PAS Press Office at 778-331-7694. Reporters who wish to attend the session must first check in with the PAS Press Office at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre to receive press credentials.
|Contact: Susan Martin|
American Academy of Pediatrics