6 Takeaways from Reddit AMA on Vaccines

Learning from Boston University virologists’ Reddit chat during National Immunization Awareness Month

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In 2017, Boston University virologists Dr. Paul Duprex and Lee Wetzler took to Reddit’s r/IAMA subreddit to field questions on vaccines. This National Immunization Awareness month, we revisit the conversation they had with hundreds of Redditors who chimed in with questions, ranging from specific scientific questions to queries about the “anti-vaccine” movement.

Here are 6 top takeaways from the conversation:

Dr. Wexler discussed vaccines that are close to being approved for public use, including vaccines for Dengue and Herpes.

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A young scientist asked our BU virologists for advice on entering the field.

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One topic that came up throughout the subreddit was how to engage individuals who question the life-saving impact of vaccines.

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Check out the NIH article that Dr. Duprex shared.

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Learn why we’ll always need vaccines.

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