U.S. HHS Secretary Azar Endorses Vaccines At World Health Assembly Panel
Global Health NOW: Booster Shot for Vaccines
“It wasn’t so much the message as the messenger. ‘Vaccines are some of the most thoroughly tested medical products we have. Vaccines are safe, effective, and lifesaving.’ No one in Salle XXIII at the World Health Assembly on Tuesday afternoon was expecting anything different, nor would they doubt the statement’s veracity, but relief permeated the room as Alex Azar, U.S. secretary of health and human services, delivered the full-throated endorsement of vaccines. The U.S., under President Trump, unequivocally was backing vaccines on the world stage…” (Simpson, 5/22).