The National Partnership for Immunization will be hosting an informational conference call, offering media an opportunity to hear about current childhood vaccine safety issues and ask questions of vaccine experts.

Topics will include:

  • Vaccines and autism
  • Thimerosal

The call will be led by David A. Neumann, PhD, Director of both the National Partnership for Immunization and the National Coalition for Adult Immunization. Dr. Neumann will be joined by:

  • Paul Offit, MD, Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. A scientist and co-author of "Vaccines: What Every Parent Should Know," Dr. Offit educates the public about vaccines as Director of the Vaccine Education Center.
  • Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Tropical Medicine at The George Washington University and a Senior Fellow and Chair of the Sabin Vaccine Institute's Scientific Advisory Council. The father of an autistic child, Dr. Hotez offers a unique perspective on the current debate about vaccines.

Thursday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m. EST

Please RSVP below. After RSVP-ing "yes," the dial-in information will be emailed to you directly.

The National Partnership for Immunization (NPI) works to increase national awareness of the value and importance of infant, child, adolescent and adult immunization. NPI is a joint program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. For more information, please visit our website at www.partnersforimmunization.org.

For information on the Sabin Vaccine Institute, please visit www.sabin.org.

For information on the Vaccine Education Center, please visitwww.vaccine.chop.edu.