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Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy: Emerging Tools for Clinicians

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March 12, 2024 from 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Online Event

Addressing vaccine hesitancy: emerging tools for clinicians

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Vaccine hesitancy is defined as an attitude resulting in delay or refusal of vaccines. While this phenomenon is complex, research shows a recommendation from a trusted health care provider helps address it. Although midwifery scope varies, midwives are responsible for providing immunization counselling and education, as well as recommending appropriate resources. This presentation will provide an overview of vaccine hesitancy and vaccine acceptance, what we’ve learned about midwives’ opinions on the topic and share emerging tools for clinicians. The aim is to provide an understanding of the complex topic of vaccine hesitancy and ways to address it.

Julie Bettinger, PhD, MPH. Dr. Bettinger is a Professor at the Vaccine Evaluation Center in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia. She is an infectious disease epidemiologist whose research interests include vaccine safety and vaccine preventable diseases, as well as attitudes and beliefs around immunization uptake and use. She is the data center director for the Canadian Immunization Monitoring Program, Active (IMPACT), an active surveillance network for vaccine preventable diseases and vaccine adverse events in 12 tertiary care pediatric hospitals across Canada and the principal investigator for CIRN’s Canadian National Vaccine Safety (CANVAS) network, which monitors the safety of influenza vaccines each year and is monitoring COVID vaccines.


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This presentation will be in English.


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