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Building Vaccine Confidence: Global Trends and Practical Solutions
April 8th, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Despite the rapid development of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines, resistance to immunization threatens to prolong the arc of the pandemic globally. The drivers of vaccine concern are both vast and population-specific, ranging from misinformation and media manipulation campaigns to historical legacies of medical exploitation among marginalized communities. As such, responses must be intentional, data-driven, and account for the full spectrum of motivations that may prompt resistance to immunizations. Addressing a truly multidisciplinary challenge, efforts to build vaccine confidence require engagement from an array of key stakeholders, including civil society, government officials, academics, and the private sector. Join us on Thursday, April 8th from 9:00 – 10:30 AM EST for a timely discussion on the global implications of vaccine concern, sociotechnical drivers of resistance, and strategies for increasing vaccine confidence among the most vulnerable communities.