Senate Committee Hearing- Vaccines Save Lives: What Is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?

On March 5, witnesses representing a broad range of expertise testified at a Senate hearing on the re-emergence of vaccine-preventable diseases. The hearing, Vaccines Save Lives: What Is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?, was called to discuss the current multi-state outbreak of measles. Witnesses addressed the link between recent outbreaks of diseases such as measles, and some parents’ decision not to vaccinate their children. The hearing witnesses, and links to the transcripts of their testimonies, are listed below.

  • John Wiesman, DrPH, MPH, secretary of health, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, WA
  • Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, William H. Foege professor of global health, professor of epidemiology & pediatrics, Emory University
  • Jonathan A. McCullers, MD, professor and chair, Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, pediatrician-in-chief, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
  • John G. Boyle, president and CEO, Immune Deficiency Foundation
  • Ethan Lindenberger, student, Norwalk High School, Norwalk, OH

Watch here.