VACCINE CONFIDENCE


 

MISSION

The Working Group aims to identify the changes in awareness, understanding, and anti-vax sentiments among the communities due to the experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Online misinformation is on the rise, equipped with more tools and fueled by the increased interest of vast populations in vaccines and protection. This reality, dangerous as it is, might offer a unique opportunity for the future.

GROUP MEETING 

BUILDING ON THE PUBLIC'S EXPERIENCES FROM COVID-19 TO INCREASE VACCINES CONFIDENCE AND ADDRESS MISINFORMATION AND EDUCATION GAPS

Thursday 3rd December 2020 (14:00-16:00 CET)

Chair: Sir Terence Stephenson

BRIEFINGS

  • Risk and Opportunity - Reviewing the Rise of Online Misinformation, Fueled by the increased interest of the World in Vaccines and Protection from COVID-19 (15 minutes)
    Gary Finnegan

  • The Importance of Education about Vaccination and Vaccine Hesitancy Amongst HCPs - Vaccine Advocacy is Now More Crucial than Ever (15 minutes)
    Irena Bralic

DISCUSSION POINTS

  • Discussion Point 1
    We Must Become More Successful in Countering Misinformation in Preparation for the COVID Vaccine.
    How can we counter conspiracy theorists in an era when vaccine confidence is more important than ever?

  • Discussion Point 2
    The Challenges and Opportunities the Demand for a COVID-19 Vaccine Presents.
    How can we navigate the crisis to come out stronger in terms of vaccine uptake? What can we do to educate, establish points of trusted information and better communicate from both the HCP and public's perspectives?

  • Discussion Point 3
    Preparing for Widespread COVID vaccinations.
    How can we ensure successful distribution and access pathways and communicating effectively to the population to ensure acceptance and understanding of a new COVID vaccination?

  • Discussion Point 4
    Preparing for Widespread COVID vaccinations.
    The critical role of Healthcare Organisations and Professionals in promoting and monitoring confidence. How should the COVID vaccine be promoted across the EU, what role should HCPs play, and how do we monitor confidence?

We need your views and ideas on the various challenging issues that will be discussed.

 


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Commenters:● Jess McNamara (EPSA) ● Daphne Holt (CLCI) ● Nenad Miljković (EAHP) ● Mihai Craiu ● Barbara Rath (ViVI) ● Mariano Votta (ACN) ● Roy Philip ● Catherine Weil Olivier ● Silvia Romeo (Think Young) ● Marianne Chagnon (UEMS) ● Elizabeth Adams (EFN) ● Alison Maaasen (EuroHealthNet) ● Maria Viegas (EMSA) ● Sam Nye (CoMO) ● Daniela Quaggia (ACN)


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We need your views and ideas on the various challenging issues that will be discussed. By utilising our collective experience we will not only overcome the current crisis but we will make sure that all are protected against all vaccine-preventable diseases.

 


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