Mérieux Foundation event

Vaccine Acceptance webinars: managing vaccine misinformation in the midst of a pandemic

15 April 2021 - Virtual Event


Vaccine Acceptance Webinars: managing vaccine misinformation in the midst of a pandemic

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been exacerbated by the dissemination of misinformation obstructing the way preventive strategies (such as social distancing, use of masks, vaccination…) are being regarded and adopted by the population thus further increasing the bottlenecks in the implementation of these strategies and ultimately impacting disease control. The spreading of false or inaccurate information seems to be one major public health threat that needs to be assessed and understood.

These webinars brought together international experts to showcase and support understanding on misinformation challenges faced during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

This online event was part of the webinar series of the Mérieux Foundation’s Vaccine Acceptance Initiative.

Session 3: April 15, 2021, 8:00 am – 10:30 am (CEST – Paris Time)

Session 4: April 15, 2021, 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm (CEST – Paris Time)

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Day 1 Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Building public resilience to vaccine misinformation through critical thinking, humor, and gamification (followed by Q&A)

    Dr. John COOK

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  • 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Adaptive social listening to inform effective vaccine public engagement strategies (followed by Q&A)

    Dr. Joe SMYSER

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  • 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    The Vaccine Acceptance Interventions Lab: Rapid development and testing of evidence-based vaccine communications (followed by Q&A)

    Ms. Sarah CHRISTIE & Dr. Saad OMER

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  • 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Panel discussion