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The Dr Lawrence H and Roberta Cohn Forums The Measles Outbreak Why Vaccines Matter

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Coming Up at The Forum

Thursday, September 12, 2019


The Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums
The Measles Outbreak: Why Vaccines Matter
Presented jointly with PRI’s The World & WGBH

Live webcast will stream on Thursday, September 12, 2019
Noon-1pm ET
An on-demand video will be posted.
Questions for the panelists:

The U.S. officially eliminated measles nearly 20 years ago. Yet, this year, more than 1,100 cases have been reported, despite being preventable by vaccine. The CDC says the majority of cases are among those who were not vaccinated.

This Forum will look at the drivers of the 2019 outbreaks and, more generally, the challenges of vaccine acceptance. Why do some parents delay or decline vaccinating their children? How might their concerns be addressed? What about exemptions? Why does the global picture matter? And what can be done once an outbreak begins? New polling data will frame this discussion, providing a uniquely current picture of vaccine acceptance in the U.S.

Barry Bloom, Research Professor of Public Health and Former Dean, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Jesse Hackell, Practicing Pediatrician and Founding Member, Pomona Pediatrics
Howard Koh, Professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and 14th Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Gillian SteelFisher, Senior Research Scientist, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Deputy Director of the Harvard Opinion Research Program

Elana Gordon, Health Care Journalist and Producer at PRI’s The World

Ways to Watch — No Registration Required

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Additional Upcoming Productions of The Leadership Studio

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, Noon-12:30pm ET, Building a Better City: A Conversation with Steve Benjamin, Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina, Voices in Leadership series

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, Noon-1pm ET, Mental Health and Wellness for Students of Color: Transitioning to College, The Forum series