Online Program

How Providers Can Communicate with Vaccine Hesitant Patients and Parents

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 : 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Amanda Dempsey, MD, PhD, MPH, Adult and Child Consortium for Outcomes Research and Dissemination Science, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Communication and informatics
Other professions or practice related to public health
Protection of the public in relation to communicable diseases including prevention or control
Public health or related nursing
Social and behavioral sciences

Learning Objectives:
Describe the vaccine hesitancy spectrum and identify where on the spectrum parents and patients reside. Describe and apply basic principals in health communication to conversations with vaccine hesitant parents and patients. Identify and avoid common communication mistakes that may actually solidify vaccine resistance.

Keyword(s): Immunizations, Child Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: have been the principal or co-principal of multiple federally funded grants focusing on vaccine delivery and interventions to improve this.
Any relevant financial relationships? Yes

Name of Organization Clinical/Research Area Type of relationship
Merck vaccines Advisory Committee/Board
Pfizer vaccines Advisory Committee/Board and Consultant

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.