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Journalists’ role in covering vaccine hesitancy

Scientific evidence overwhelmingly supports the safety and effectiveness of CDC-recommended childhood vaccines for protecting children against preventable infectious diseases such as measles, pertussis (whooping cough), rotavirus and meningitis.

“Vaccine hesitancy” as a term has emerged in recent years as a more neutral way to discuss attitudes toward vaccines, without identifying people strictly as “anti” or “pro” vaccine.

Get ideas for how to responsibly cover vaccine hesitancy in your community, as well as a list of experts to contact. 

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