Understanding Vaccines and Health

Vaccines – and the consequences of the unvaccinated – are in the headlines. NPF is offering a three-day training to help journalists better understand the historical and current context of vaccinations. Topics to be covered will include public health issues, the manufacturing and approval process, how immunization recommendations are formed, opt-outs and exemptions, what’s in the pipeline, and more.

The training will be held July 29-31 at NPF’s media training center in Washington, D.C.

The all-expenses-paid fellowship covers airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs and most meals. NPF offers this professional development opportunity for journalists to enhance skills, increase knowledge and recharge their reporting on one of today’s most critical issues.

This program is for U.S.-based journalists only. Deadline to apply is June 7, 2019.

Support for this training comes from GSK. NPF retains sole responsibility for programming and content.


The fellows attending this program:

Emily Baumgaertner | Los Angeles Times

Susan Berger | Freelance, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune

Hilary Brueck | Business Insider

Clytie Bunyan | The Oklahoman

Helen Chickering | WCQS (Asheville, North Carolina)

Nicole Hayden | The Desert Sun, USA Today

Gwynne Hogan | WNYC (New York)

Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky | Freelance

Steven Ross Johnson | Modern Healthcare

Kristen Jordan Shamus | Detroit Free Press

Jacquie Lee | Bloomberg Law

Steffi Lee | Nexstar Media Group, KXAN (Austin, Texas)

Ashley McCallum | The Gazette (Janesville, Wisconsin)

Sarah Owermohle | Politico

Anne Saker | The Cincinnati Enquirer

Sara Shouhayib| Eyewitness News KBAK/KBFX (Bakersfield, California)

Kat Stromquist | Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Devin Tomb | Prevention.com

Lindy Washburn | NorthJersey.com, USA Today

Sam Whitehead | WABE (Atlanta)