Interview with ‘Nurses who Vaccinate’ founder, Melody Butler
Vaccines, anti-vaxxers and the increases in vaccine preventable diseases are being seen in the news more frequently. The number of sources of misinformation is infinite, so we clearly benefit from the work of the immunization advocate organization, Nurses who Vaccinate to teach sound scientific information.
I had the opportunity to talk to the founder of Nurses who Vaccinate, Melody Butler, BSN, RN on today’s Outbreak News This Week Radio Show.
As their website states, Butler, a pediatric nurse, saw a need for pro-vaccine nurses to speak up and join together. However, she was once a person who fell victim to vaccine misinformation and tells the story of her pregnancy in 2009 and the H1N1 vaccine and her decision to refuse the flu shot, but fortunately, a clinical nurse educator opened her eyes up to the scientific information and her change of heart and mind concerning vaccinations.
She also explains the genesis of Nurses who Vaccinate (interesting, the impetus was a group she saw online called “Nurses who don’t Vaccinate). For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page.
I challenged Melody to see how she handles and instructs parents who don’t believe in vaccinations and she describes in great detail how she professionally deals with and educates parents.
In addition, Butler offers the most compassionate and logical view of Jenny McCarthy and her misconceptions without the loads of harsh criticism she [McCarthy] experiences on a daily basis.