WASHINGTON DC USA -- HEALTH POLICY UPDATE NEWS SERVICE -- JANUARY 26, 2021: Please join the Alliance for Health Policy, this Friday, January 29 at 1 p.m. EST, for our first event of 2021 discussing vaccine hesitancy surrounding COVID-19.
As of December 2020, 27% of the public says that they probably or definitely would not receive a COVID-19 vaccine, even if it were free and deemed safe by scientists. Reasons for hesitancy include worries about potential side effects, lack of trust in the government, concern that the vaccine is too new, and concern about the impact of politics on vaccine development. Barriers and challenges to disseminating information have also complicated efforts to vaccinate vulnerable populations.
This briefing will explore the current state of COVID-19 vaccine deployment efforts, cultural, historical, and political influences that may generate feelings of hesitancy, and how to ensure optimal vaccine uptake in key populations.
Building Confidence to Build Immunity: Vaccine Hesitancy and COVID-19
January 29, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST
EXPERT PANELISTS INCLUDE
Heidi Larson, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Rachel Nuzum, MPH
Vice President, Federal and State Health Policy, The Commonwealth Fund
Additional panelists may be added.
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