I recently appeared on the Uppsala Monitoring Centre podcast Drug Safety Matters on the subject of talking about vaccine safety.
With vaccine hesitancy on the rise and misinformation spreading like wildfire on social media, drug safety specialists may have a hard time knowing how to talk about side effects without affecting people’s trust in vaccinations. Anthony Cox from the University of Birmingham and Daniel Salmon from the Institute for Vaccine Safety share their best advice for balanced and responsible vaccine safety communication.
Tune in to find out:
- Why we can’t allow bad actors to damage the drive for openness in research and data
- Why we should be open about uncertainty and always frame risks in the context of benefits
- How to prevent public health advocacy from biasing the science of vaccine safety
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