This webinar explores state strategies to improve COVID-19 vaccine confidence and reach more communities in an equitable and efficient manner.
Today, all states have made individuals 16 and older eligible for COVID-19 immunizations. As states continue to design and roll out targeted vaccination campaigns, they are considering:
- The reasons why individuals are hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine;
- Current efforts to undermine confidence in the vaccine; and
- Solutions to address vaccine hesitancy.
Speakers from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Oregon Health Authority, and AM TRACE will discuss various types of vaccine hesitancy, practical issues around vaccination, emerging issues of misinformation, and places where interventions can improve vaccine confidence in order to support pandemic recovery.
Moderator: Trish Riley, NASHP Executive Director
Trish Riley is executive director of the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) and president of its corporate board. She helped build NASHP as CEO from 1988 to 2003. Previously, she was a senior fellow in State Health Policy at George Washington University and at the Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine. More
Richard Quartarone, Communication Co-Deputy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Richard Quartarone is a Deputy Director for Communication on CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force (VTF). When not deployed, he serves as a health communication specialist for the Immunization Services Division (ISD). More
Douglas Raymond Lyon, MD, Senior Health Advisor, Oregon Health Authority Douglas
Lyon is a Spanish speaking family physician and epidemiologist with more than 25 years spent working in Oregon and Internationally with Doctors without Borders, the US Centers for Disease Control, and the UN High Commission for Refugees. More
Jens Dakin, Managing Director, Information Operations/Strategic Communications, AM TRACE
Jens Dakin has over fifteen years of experience planning, implementing, and managing strategic communication, internal communications, audience engagement, research, and measurement projects for a variety of government and private sector clients-including global communication agencies and energy companies, the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the UK Foreign Office, and the Department of State. More
This webinar is sponsored by AM TRACE with content development at the sole discretion of NASHP.