Panel Discussion on Communication Strategies to Address Vaccine Hesitancy
November 17, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Vaccines are one of the most effective and successful public health tools to prevent morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases. However, some parents or patients may exhibit vaccine hesitancy, defined by WHO as a “delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite availability of vaccination services.” Confidence in vaccines and the vaccination system is critical to maintaining adequate coverage rates to protect the community. This panel will discuss innovative and practical strategies to improve communication with patients, parents, and caregivers about the benefits and risks of vaccination.