Vaccine Confidence: Information Gathering Session

Friday, December 18, 2020 at 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM ET

How can leaders build confidence in SARS-CoV-2 vaccines?

Join this webinar for a discussion of promising strategies from the behavioral and social sciences to help promote the uptake of vaccines to prevent COVID-19.

To inform a forthcoming rapid expert consultation on building public confidence in SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN) of the National Academies will hold an information gathering session on vaccine confidence. The session will cover the current state of vaccine confidence, reasons for hesitancy, and best practices for messaging. Facilitated discussions will incorporate special attention to communities at higher risk of contracting and dying from COVID-19, including underserved and vulnerable communities. Drawing from what is known about reaching and engaging diverse audiences to change beliefs and attitudes, this session will illustrate strategies that are likely to promote uptake of FDA-approved vaccines to prevent COVID-19.

This project is in collaboration with the Standing Committee on Emerging Infectious Diseases and 21st Century Health Threats

The Societal Experts Action Network

The Societal Experts Action Network links decision-makers with social, behavioral, and economic science researchers who can provide evidence-based expert guidance that supports local, state, and federal policies and responses related to COVID-19. The network, an activity of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation responds to the most pressing questions and provides rapid, actionable responses. To learn more about SEAN,

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