You’re invited: Bioethics Grand Rounds, ‘Addressing COVID Vaccine Hesitancy’

January 7, 2021  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

The rapid development of vaccines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic is being heralded as a success of modern medicine.

But vaccines can only curtail pandemics when enough people are willing to use them, and substantial vaccine hesitancy already exists in many populations.

The speed of vaccine production and availability through an emergency use authorization, coupled with political divisiveness and broad skepticism of scientific claims, all affect people’s perceptions of vaccines and hence threaten our ability to achieve herd immunity. In addition, a national history of research abuses and health inequities for communities of color influences how the medical community fosters and builds trust with those most in need.

An upcoming panel will present “Addressing COVID Vaccine Hesitancy” as part of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine’s Bioethics Grand Rounds.

This panel will tackle these complex issues through the lens of history, law, decision science, and community engagement with a diverse cadre of nationally recognized leaders.

The event will take place at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 13 via this link.

*The event is open access but capacity is limited; it will be recorded and available afterward

Learn more about the panel and event by clicking here.