Vaccine Hesitancy in the Era of COVID
February 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
In 2019, the World Health Organization named vaccine hesitancy a top 10 threat to global public health. Vaccine hesitancy threatens to reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases and could compromise our ability to curb a raging global pandemic. Learn about the underlying causes of vaccine hesitancy, what health care professionals can do to lessen vaccine hesitancy among patients, and how research is uncovering the most effective ways to message vaccines to the public.
“Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and How to Address It” — Nikki Parkerson, MD, FAAP, Regional Medical Director, Mid-Atlantic, Merck Vaccines
“Messaging to the Public about Vaccines: The Evidence Base and Lessons Learned in a Pandemic” — Amy Leader, DrPH, MPH, Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson University, Associate Director, Community Integration, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center