Five Ways Research Societies Can Fight Fake News About Immunization and Support the WHO’s “Big Catch Up”
The WHO’s World Immunization Week 2023 is based on the theme “The Big Catch Up,” highlighting the need to restore essential vaccination coverage and protect children, people, and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases. The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us the amazing strength of fake news about science, especially immunization, as well as the deadly consequences of such misinformation. Research societies are uniquely poised to fight such fake news, because of their access to high-quality scientific content as well as leading national and international researchers. The infographic below lists five ways research societies can fight fake news and thus promote vaccine uptake.