The History of Hesitancy: The Story of 3 Landmark Vaccines


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Michael Rush, PharmD, MBA examines vaccine hesitancy by highlighting 3 milestone vaccines (smallpox, rabies, and polio) and the ways in which society reacted to the controversial nature of the introduction of these vaccines to the public. The stories shared focus more on the human element than the science behind the innovation. These historical examples are relevant to the current COVID-19 pandemic where society's reaction to the virus and vaccine are not all that different from their reactions to past vaccine events, even though technology and policy have both made tremendous advancements since the earlier milestones.


A version of this video featuring captions can be found online by using the following linked URL text: https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cre6DGVc0n3

The recorded Q&A session with captions is available online by using the following linked URL text: https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/crfVIbVVsjn. The Q&A session begins at the 25:58 timestamp.

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Poster for March 24, 2021 Ada Chats featuring Dallan Flake and Michael Rush.