Strategies to improve immunization rates among vaccine-hesitant parents, individuals, and health care personnel
Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Low vaccination rates due to mistrust, misinformation or lack of informaiton, and disparities in vaccination result in preventable morbidity and mortality every year in the USA. This session presents evidence based strategies in improving acceptance of vaccination, including community based approaches; and discuses the importance of and methods for evaluating programs with the goal of alleviating disparities in vaccination and encouraging preventative action.
Session Objectives: Describe strategies to improve vaccination acceptance and rates especially among vulnerable populations and discuss evaluation of existing programs using mixed methods and other approaches.
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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Medical Care
Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)