American children receive up to 20 vaccines in the first two years of life. Public health benefits are clearly enormous, but there have also been some safety concerns. In this hour we’ll talk with several experts about vaccine research and safety.


  • Dr. Neal Halsey Director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety at John Hopkins University
  • Barbara Loe Fisher National Vaccine Information Center
  • Kathleen Stratton Institute of Medicine at the National Academies

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