After a number of TikTok videos made by health professionals were criticized for mocking patients or spreading bad health information, a pediatrician has finally made a good one. Dr. Nicole Baldwin is repping for vaccines with her video, set to the Cupid Shuffle, which lists out the many things that vaccines prevent and ending in the fact that they don’t cause autism.
Dr. Balwin’s dance is similar to one by a popular TikTok nurse who was widely dragged for spreading the false idea that “the best way to prevent STD’s is waiting for sex until marriage.” While multiple studies have shown that pushing abstinence is ineffective at best, Baldwin accurately points out that “vaccines prevent measles, polio, pertussis, hepatitis, influenza, HPV, meningitis, mumps…” The list goes on.
At the end, she presents what is perhaps the most important message: “Vaccines DON’T CAUSE AUTISM.”
Although Dr. Baldwin has received a lot of backlash from the anti-vaxx community, she has stood by her message and even pinned the video to the top of her Twitter account.
I did. Thanks. 4 years of college. 4 years of medical school. 3 years of pediatric residency. 13 years of clinical practice. 👌🏼— Dr. Nicole Baldwin (@NicoleB_MD) January 13, 2020
On the better end of the internet, this pediatrician has received a ton of praise and support from people dedicated to fighting misinformation about vaccines, including Chelsea Clinton.
We are proud to support Dr. Nicole Baldwin's pro-vaccine social media platforms! Please provide support on these pages:— Ohio AAP (@OHPediatricians) January 15, 2020
Google Reviews: https://t.co/sQGs0mc1QR,,, pic.twitter.com/gWvvAorTeh
This #Tiktok video by paediatrician @NicoleB_MD has gone viral. Social media offers huge potential for healthcare professionals and scientists to increase awareness and get their messages out to the public. #somedocs #socialmedia #scicomm https://t.co/5BxSCpgFMg— Lina Duque 🇨🇦🇱🇧 (@LinaDuqueMBA) January 12, 2020
For the First Time I really see something good about #Tiktok 💫
And as a mother of a Girl with #autism I feel that it can’ t be said too often – vaccines DON’T cause #Autism!
Thank you for a good job 👍💞🌟
— Lotta☀️ (@lotta_2000) January 12, 2020
Even better, Baldwin’s unwavering efforts have inspired other healthcare professionals to make accurately informative TikTok videos.
After getting such a kick out of @NicoleB_MD on #TikTok, I figured I could give it a #shot (lol) #VaccinesWork #VaccinateYourKids #tweetiatrician #somedocs From someone who was once told she was too silly to be a doctor! pic.twitter.com/1D6nkpYhs1— Dr. Suanne (@suannekowal) January 15, 2020
I recognize different #SoMe platforms provide different constructs to communicate.— Dr. Todd Wolynn (@DrToddWo) January 16, 2020
This 15sec HPV TikTok of mine is now >80,000 views & still going!
I’m most enthusiastic about to ability to engage & educate the teen-‘young adult’ demographic!#Vaccines #EvidenceBasedMedicine pic.twitter.com/mLzR95v4Ge
They’re not all gems, but they’ve got the spirit. Keep it up, docs.