As we have seen time and time again throughout this pandemic, vaccine hesitancy is an ever-evolving concern. Just when vaccination numbers are on the rise, an event like the recent temporary pause of the Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine can shake people’s confidence and trust. Given this, it is critical that public health professionals understand the roots of vaccine hesitancy and their role in building vaccine trust. To explore this topic, AMCHP’s Global Health Initiative held a webinar on April 16th, 2021 titled “Earning Trust, Building Vaccine Confidence: Lessons Learned from Global and Local Initiatives” which featured presentations from Dr. Bruce Gellin, President of Global Immunization at the Sabin Vaccine Institute; Cecelia Thomas, Senior Government Relations Manager at Trust for America’s Health; and Dr. Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer of the State of Alaska. The webinar explored successful global and local efforts at building vaccine confidence, looked deeply at vaccine hesitancy’s history and relationship with access, and explained the importance of meaningful partnerships and power sharing to build trust.

Language: English
Year Created: 2021
Topic Tags: Global Health Vaccination
File Type: Video
Resource Type: Webinar