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Addressing vaccine misinformation, hesitancy and denial
The following resources may be of interest for responding to vaccine misinformation, hesitancy and denial:
- How to respond to vocal vaccine deniers in public — Published by the World Health Organization (WHO), this guide offers information and tips for health authorities when confronted with vocal vaccine critics during public events.
- “8 ways to fight vaccine hesitancy and misinformation online” — This information was published following an August 2020 event held by the Clinton Foundation, during which Chelsea Clinton hosted Karen Ernst, Executive Director of Voices for Vaccines; Judy Klein, President of Unity™ Consortium: United for Adolescent and Young Adult Vaccination; and Amy Pisani, MS, Executive Director of Vaccinate Your Family, to discuss vaccine misinformation and hesitancy. The full recording is also posted online.
Well-visit videos for new parents
Boost Oregon recently released short videos for new parents describing what will happen during well visits scheduled during the first year of a baby’s life. Each video is available in English and Spanish. Find out more or watch the videos.
Flu vaccine promise campaign
Families Fighting Flu (FFF) is hosting a flu vaccination pledge campaign this fall. The “Families Fighting Flu Vaccination Promise” asks people to complete a form that includes a deadline for getting their flu vaccine by October 1, Election Day or Thanksgiving. Completing the form adds people to the campaign wall, and FFF will also send an email reminder to those who complete the form for each deadline date.
Hepatitis B vaccine disparities in refugee and immigrant communities — free e-course
Within Reach, a Washington-state based organization focused on the health of families, recently released a free e-learning course that addresses how to work with immigrant and refugee families to ensure that they are screened and treated for hepatitis B. Find out more or register for the course.
Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.
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