Lydia Greene and pediatrician Dr Nicole Baldwin discuss vaccine hesitancy and social media. How can we spot misinformation? How can we stop the spread? What can parents do to ensure they dont fall prey to antivax disinformation?
Two former "anti-vax" mothers share their experience in moving to science-based, vaccine advocates. They also describe what prompted their vaccine resistance and their subsequent pro-vaccine opinions in hopes of helping providers better prevent vaccine resistance in their patients
We first discovered Lydia, co-founder of Back to the Vax, on Twitter.
Her feed was filled with helpful resources, vaccine related myth busting, and honest tales of her journey breaking free from the anti-vax community and making health and immunization based choices based on scientific facts rather than hateful anti-vax rhetoric and dangerous myths and misconceptions. Her humor, honesty and vulnerability drew us in, and we knew we had to connect. Upon our first introductory meeting with Lydia, we found a smart, kind, energetic and quick-witted person who truly wanted to help others when it came to navigating making health based decisions for themselves and their children.
Through Lydia’s work, she helps parents navigate the often difficult world of understanding childhood vaccines, equipping them with the knowledge and resources needed to make the best possible choices for the health of their families.