Hear Me Out: Vaccines


"Hear Me Out" with the "Hear" in colored thought bubbles

On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will be hosting a ‘Hear Me Out’ discussion about the COVID-19 vaccine, featuring a Q and A with a public health specialist.

And there’s a lot to talk about. Misinformation has contributed to a growing fear of vaccines in general, which has led to the resurgence of preventable diseases like measles.

Others are concerned about side effects and safety. And some marginalized folks, particularly in the Black community, struggle with a mistrust of medical professionals rooted in contemporary and historical racism and prejudice.

Along with the ‘Hear Me Out’ dialogue, these books will help you understand the science behind vaccines; the debates surrounding their use; the diseases they prevent; and their sometimes-troubling history.

You can sign up for a free library card here. If you are new to our eResources, check out these tutorial videos on how to get started.

Looking for a good book, album, movie or TV show? We’re happy to recommend them to you! Use this Personalized Recommendations form to send us some information about what you like and we’ll curate a list just for you.

If you have any additional questions, you can contact a librarian through FacebookInstagram or Twitter. You can also call us at 412-622-3114 or email us at info@carnegielibrary.org.

Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines

Interviews with parents alternate with accounts from pediatricians and public policy makers to explore what parents fear about vaccines, how those fears may be addressed, and the consequences of preventable diseases.

The Panic Virus

Journalist Mnookin debunks misinformation, including the claim that vaccines cause autism. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Hoopla.