2022 Texas Vaccine Policy Symposium

Friday, October 14, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Vaccines are one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of disease and prevent deaths. On a global scale, vaccines prevent more than 4 million deaths each year. However, the politicization of vaccines over the past two years has resulted in increased vaccine hesitancy among U.S. citizens. At the 2022 Texas Vaccine Policy Symposium, researchers and stakeholders across the state will discuss the impact of vaccines in Texas — and the lessons learned over the past two years as policymakers look ahead to the 88th Texas legislative session, which starts in January 2023. They will also consider ways to uncouple vaccines from politics and how to effectively advocate for policies that can improve access to vaccines for those who need them most.

The symposium will include two panels with experts discussing issues including vaccine costs, equity, misinformation and stakeholder concerns about public health. Following the panels, Dr. Peter J. Hotez, an internationally recognized vaccine scientist at the Baylor College of Medicine and the Baker Institute fellow in disease and poverty, will provide a keynote address. Scroll down for a detailed agenda and information about the participants.

This event is co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences and The Immunization Partnership (TIP).

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Registration is but required at https://www.bakerinstitute.org/event/2022-texas-vaccine-policy-symposium.

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