Meg Fisher

Dr. Fisher received her undergraduate education at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, and her medical degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine. She completed her Pediatric Residency and Fellowship Training in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia. Her current appointment is Medical Director, The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA and at St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada. Dr. Fisher is involved with Shot@Life, a project of the UN Foundation. Further, she is the Co-chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Global Immunization Advocacy Project Advisory Committee. Her special interests include vaccines, medical education, pediatric infectious diseases and infection control.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is a nonprofit professional membership organization of over 60,000 pediatricians and child health professionals. AAP has a strong commitment to and an extensive history of supporting pediatricians and child health providers as community advocates working to make their communities and the world a better place for children to live. The AAP has also been a leader in developing infectious disease policy to promote optimal health for infants, children and youth in the US since 1938. Our current vaccine policy in the Red Book is the primary source for vaccine recommendations in the US and has been reprinted and/or translated in more than 29 countries around the world. In the US, the AAP has been successful in organizing pediatric health care professionals to advocate for increased immunization, and collaborates with numerous other organizations at the state and national level to advocate for infrastructure and financing changes to address barriers to vaccination. The Academy’s extensive domestic agenda for vaccine delivery and advocacy includes addressing adequate and equitable distribution of vaccines, financing, education, and media to counter anti-vaccination efforts. Several white papers and policy statements have been written, and the AAP works closely and collaboratively with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the National Vaccine Advisory Committee. The AAP also works with the International Pediatric Association and with national pediatric societies in more than 120 countries around the world, providing education and partnering with national and regional pediatric societies to improve the ability of pediatricians and other child health clinicians to care for children, youth and families.