May 28, 2019, Vol 321, No. 20, Pages 1953-2040
Safe Vaccinations for a Healthy Nation – Increasing US Vaccine Coverage Through Law, Science, and Communication
Lawrence O. Gostin, JD; Scott C. Ratzan, MD, MPA, MA; Barry R. Bloom, PhD
JAMA. 2019;321(20):1969-1970. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.4270
This Viewpoint discusses public distrust of vaccinations fueled by false information on vaccine safety spread through social media, and discusses the ways in which physicians, public health authorities, states, and social media platforms can help curb the spread of misinformation and instead provide information on the safety and importance of vaccines.