Ask the Experts: Why Measles Rates are on the Rise (Webinar)
Measles is a highly contagious and vaccine-preventable disease that has been on the rise, both in the United States and globally. Missed routine immunizations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and growing mistrust in vaccines have contributed to a dangerous rise in cases. This webinar that provided an overview of the current state of measles in the U.S. and around the world. A panel of distinguished experts discussed the ongoing threat of measles, why vaccination is critical to prevent this extremely contagious disease, and the impact of vaccine hesitancy on declining immunization rates. A panel discussion by the experts was followed by a Q&A session.
Dr. William J. Moss, MD, MPH – Executive Director, International Vaccine Access Center
Dr. Rupali J. Limaye, PhD, MPH, MA – Deputy Director, International Vaccine Access Center
Dr. Walter A. Orenstein, MD, DSc (Hon) – Professor and Associate Director, Emory Vaccine Center