Lessons Learned on Vaccine Hesitancy and Acceptance

Originally aired: December 18, 2013

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This webinar featured a discussion of the framework for thinking about vaccine acceptance and hesitancy; reviewed findings from CDC research about vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in the past several years; and shared how research findings have informed CDC’s communication efforts.

Introduction by:

Anne Schuchat, M.D.
Director, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Rear Admiral, US Public Health Service


Glen Nowak, PhD 

Glen Nowak is a Professor of Advertising and Public Relations and director of the Grady College’s Center for Health and Risk Communication at the University of Georgia.

Allison Kennedy Fisher, MPH 

Allison Kennedy Fisher is an epidemiologist with CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Health Communication Science Office (HCSO).

Jenny Mullen, MPH 

Jenny Mullen is a Health Communication Specialist and Team Lead for the Childhood Immunizations Communication Team in NCIRD’s Health Communication Science Office.

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