Letters to the Editor

RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2023 April; 14(2): e0013. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2023 April 30. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10500

Response to Letter From Dr. Thorakkal Shamim

Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.1,2,3,4*

1Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, Department of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
2James A. Baker III Institute of Public Policy, Rice University, Houston, TX, USA
3Department of Biology, Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA
4Hagler Institute of Advanced Study and Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

*E-mail: hotez@bcm.edu


To the Editor

Dr. Thorakkal Shamim has written a very interesting letter and comment. It is important to hear details about vaccine hesitancy in different countries or regions. I am especially watchful of our American style of antivaccine activism gaining a foothold abroad. Hence, we need more information about this in the searchable biomedical literature.

I also appreciate Dr. Shamim’s comments about providing accurate and timely vaccine information in our schools. Science education remains a top priority for all free and democratic societies.


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