The COVID-19 pandemic derailed routine immunizations and triggered a flood of vaccine misinformation beyond the COVID shot. Here, 3 ways to move forward.
In this call to action for family physicians—and all clinicians with the ability to provide routine immunizations, across the lifespan—Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, president of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a practicing FP in Long Island, NY, emphasizes 3 important actions:
Listen to her comments during a recent conversation with Patient Care©.
Tochi Iroku-Malize, MD, MPH, a family physician in Long Island, New York, is current president of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Iroku-Malize serves as founding chair and professor of family medicine for the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in Hempstead, New York, and is senior vice president and chair of the family medicine service line for Northwell Health. She oversees 4 family medicine residency programs and 3 fellowships spread across 23 hospitals. She was previously the director of the family medicine residency program at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, New York. She is currently a member of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and is active in the Association of Departments of Family Medicine.