Atlanta chapter: Vaccine hesitancy and outreach
06/17/15 Atlanta, GA
Vaccine refusers represent only a small percentage of people who may not get vaccines for themselves or their children. Many people who don't get vaccines are simply hesitant to do so. This panel discussion will cover vaccine hesitancy and outreach. Panelists will discuss who the vaccine hesitant are; the barriers and concerns that prevent them from getting vaccines; and efforts to improve vaccine rates. Speakers will discuss research and initiatives related to vaccine communication as well as innovative venues for vaccines and efforts to expand scope of practice for non-physician health care providers to administer vaccines.
Glen Nowak is director of the Center for Health and Risk Communication in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. He is also currently serving as a visiting senior communications specialist with the National Vaccine Program Office in Washington, D.C. He is the former Associate Director for Communications for CDC's National Immunization Program.
Mona Majmudar, Pharm.D., is the district immunization trainer for Walgreens. She has received national recognition for her efforts to get immunizations out to low-income families and children. She has formed partnerships with other non-physician provider groups in order to overcome the barriers created by pharmacists' limited scope of practice in the state of Georgia.
This event will be at Manuel’s Tavern in Atlanta on June 17: 7 p.m. social, 7:30 p.m. program
RSVP to Andy Miller, chapter president, at firstname.lastname@example.org