Understanding — and Improving — COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake
January 10, 10 am EST/ 4 pm CET/ 6 pm EAT
- Dr John N. Nkengasong, MSc, PhD, Director, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention/ African Union Commission
- Professor Heidi Larson, MA PhD, Founding Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
- Kate Hopkins, PHD, MPH, Director of Research, Vaccine Acceptance & Demand, Sabin Vaccine Institute
This session will be the first of the series “Building Vaccine Confidence in anticipation of future vaccine”. The webinar series goal is to unpack important topics related to pandemic response, with a particular emphasis on how lessons learned from COVID-19 can impact global health policy and practice moving forward. Specifically, how we can prepare the field for the future HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis vaccines -reducing the risk of hesitancy and improving the public and social response to the pandemics. Vaccine low intake is having an enormous impact on vaccination rates against COVID-19, particularly in countries with widespread access to COVID-19 vaccines. And while the causes of vaccine hesitancy are complex and multivariate – its impact on prolonging the pandemic is clear. Global, national, and local efforts to build confidence in vaccines, and the systems that develop, manufacture, approve and distribute them, will have significant public health benefits well beyond COVID-19.
Register at the link.