Nursing & Healthcare News
Nurses Tackle Vaccine Hesitancy
Answering questions, debunking propaganda, educating doctors
Antivaxx sentiment poses a growing threat to public health. A group in New York City believes that nurses may hold the answer. Antivaxx sentiment poses a growing threat to public health. A group in New York City believes that nurses may hold the answer.
Vaccine Task Force
New York City has been a hotbed of recent measles outbreaks, due in part to vaccine hesitancy within the city’s Orthodox Jewish communities. Months ago, members of the Orthodox Jewish Nurses Association decided to take action, establishing a volunteer Vaccine Task Force to combat misinformation about vaccination.
The Vaccine Task Force first compiled a pamphlet called “A Slice of PIE (Parents Informed and Educated),” which offered a point-by-point rebuttal of an anti-vaxx publication circulated in local Orthodox neighborhoods last fall.