Last night an event was held in the Atrium in Monsey. The agenda was to educate people against the ‘misinformation of the Anti-vaxxers.’ Turnout, however, was low -under 150 women showed up to an evening of vaccine education.
The event was for women only because the organizers wanted to make sure everyone was comfortable talking one-on-one with healthcare professionals, pro-vaccine activist Shoshana Bernstein said.
“We’re going to start a real meaningful dialogue,” Bernstein said. “We’re going to reach out to women, who at the end of the day are the sort of gatekeepers of health in the family. You have questions. We have answers. And we’re here to provide them in a respectful, open, uncombative format.”
Bernstein, who was one of the event organizers and masters of ceremony, wrote a vaccine informational booklet called Tzim Gezint with the Orange County Health Department, which was reprinted and redistributed to the Rockland Jewish community.