Second Opinion: Childhood Vaccines

Second Opinion: Childhood Vaccines

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 8:30pm - 9:00pm

Vaccines save lives. However, parents who believe that vaccines are linked to childhood conditions such as autism, are opting their children out.

And the current measles outbreak shows just how a deadly disease can make a comeback when vaccination rates decline. Second Opinion explores chidhood vaccines, Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

Panelists: Louis J. Papa, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center; Beth Hoffman, MPH, Center for Research on Media, Technology & Health, University of Pittsburgh; Todd Wolynn, MD MMM IBCLC, CEO, Kids Plus Pediatrics; Susan Senator, Journalist, Autism Advocate.

The importance of being an advocate for your own health care is what WXXI’s Emmy-nominated national health care series, Second Opinion, is all about. Each episode features a patient who tells his/her own story about diagnosis and treatment with primary care physicians and specialists discussing the case with the patient in a way never-before-seen on television. Season 16 takes a deep dive into ten topics including depression, childhood vaccines, hypothyroidism, and addiction. Featuring field production, a live studio audience, and passionate panel discussions, Second Opinion is a trusted and accurate source for medical information.