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Building Confidence to Build Immunity, Vaccine Hesitancy and COVID-19

01/29/21     ,

Friday, January 29 at 1 p.m. EST

Hosted by the Alliance for Health Policy

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. Panelists Heidi Larson, Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Rachel Nuzum, Vice President, Federal and State Health Policy with the Commonwealth Fund, will discuss how to address vaccine hesitancy. Media can restorer here: