Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

The measles spike in Florida and vaccine misinformation

Discover expert insights on rising measles cases with Dr. Sunil Joshi. Then explore Dr. Paul Offit's new book, "Tell Me When It's Over."

Dr. Sunil Joshi, Jacksonville’s chief medical officer, joins "What's Health Got to Do With It?" to discuss the worrying drop in vaccination rates and surge in cases across Florida.

In 2023, the United States reported 58 measles cases, and in 2024 the number has already reached that tally, with Florida ranking second-highest, with 10 cases.

Plus, we talk with Dr. Paul Offit about his new book, "Tell Me When It’s Over." The book explores vaccine challenges and the effect of false information on public health.

Offit shares insights on how individuals can make informed health decisions and what communities need to do to promote wellness.

"What's Health Got to Do with It?" is a talk program from WJCT in Jacksonville that examines the intersection of health care and daily life.

Jacksonville neurologist Dr. Joe Sirven is the host.

Click on the Listen button above to hear the program.

Copyright 2024 WJCT News 89.9. To see more, visit WJCT News 89.9.

Kathy Waterman