Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, MBA, FAAFP, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians, wrote an op-ed in The Seattle Times on the importance of stopping and reversing the erosion of public trust in vaccines.
The piece ran on Aug. 18.
“As we think about returning to school and with more people going back to in-person workplaces, we implore everyone to remember that there are fewer acts with a greater return on investment than getting vaccinated,” Iroku-Malize wrote. “In just a few seconds, we can provide years of safety against some of the worst diseases imaginable. Immunization efforts are no longer stuck in the 16th century, and, thanks to their utility, neither are we.”