Reluctance to immunize is putting our communities at risk for outbreaks of vaccine preventable disease. Vax Northwest was formed in 2008, recognizing the need for scientifically evaluated interventions promoting vaccine confidence. We are proud to have raised millions of dollars to conduct two major research projects focusing on vaccine hesitancy. Past projects have focused on parents and pediatric providers; we are excited to be developing future work to examine the role of prenatal providers in influencing vaccine decision-making.
The partnership is composed of leadership from six organizations: BestStart Washington, the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Kaiser Permanente, Seattle Children’s Hospital, the Washington State Department of Health, and WithinReach.
WithinReach staffs and supports the partnership, ensuring that it is guided by a clear mission and body of work. If you are interested in learning more about or getting involved with Vax Northwest, please contact us.