False information and vaccine hesitancy are barriers to a successful COVID-19 vaccine campaign. Medical professionals need more information on how to manage these issues. This webinar describes vaccine hesitancy, underlying factors, and potential ways to respond to hesitancy. It will also cover risk communication, misinformation and disinformation as well as way to improve communication and responses to false information.
- Introduce topic of vaccine hesitancy by way of current dilemma: many people in the US are wary of a potential pandemic solution
- Define what people typically mean by “vaccine hesitancy” and show the disparate beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors it may include
- Review 3 main factors that influence vaccine hesitancy, namely: complacency, convenience, and confidence
- Share a model that organizes the many complex determinants of vaccine hesitancy into 3 domains, and then spotlight a few
- Outline some measures to reduce vaccine hesitancy and to strengthen vaccine confidence
- Describe the role of and reasons for public fears in risk communication
- Describe the role of misinformation in public health risk communication
- Describe key practices and approaches for effective messaging in challenging communication environments, including during COVID-19 vaccine roll out
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