2017 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship
The application deadline for the 2017 AAFP Vaccine Science Fellowship has passed.
About the Fellowship
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) awarded two vaccine science fellowship positions to family physicians. The fellows are working with mentors to become more knowledgeable about vaccine science and policy.
Selected applicants will have the opportunity to gain knowledge and practical hands-on experience of vaccine policy through participation in meetings with leading experts in public health and immunizations, federal and state vaccine policy groups, and vaccine manufacturers.
The intent of the program is to develop a cadre of family physicians interested in and knowledgeable about vaccines issues.
The fellowship positions serve as a bridge between the public health community and the family physician community to make vaccine information effective and practical to AAFP members. The proposed outcomes are increased use of immunizations, effectively communicating vaccine safety, and encouraging public acceptance of vaccines.