PHAC: Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Clinical Practice

Introduction

A Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) COVID-19 Vaccines Webinar for Health Care Providers (HCP’s) to support HCPs’ and vaccine providers’ understanding of and ability to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in their practice.

The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases presents:

A Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) COVID-19 Vaccines Webinar for Health Care Providers (HCP’s) to support HCPs’ and vaccine providers’ understanding of and ability to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in their practice.

This one-hour live, moderated webinar is a panel discussion with subject matter experts.

Resources

English Presentation

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

1:00-2:00 pm EDT

Topics to be covered

  • COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy
  • Evidence-based practices for promoting vaccine confidence and uptake
  • Strategies for communicating about vaccines, including benefits and risks
  • Mis/disinformation related to vaccines and COVID-19
  • Barriers to vaccination and the social determinants of health

Objectives

  • To provide an overview of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Canada, and how vaccine-related experiences, attitudes and intentions may vary across key communities
  • To describe the factors that can contribute to vaccine hesitancy, and hesitancy related to COVID-19 vaccines in particular
  • To support health care providers in understanding the various ways in which patients/clients might express vaccine hesitancy, and how to respond in ways to build vaccine confidence
  • To introduce a new resource for health care providers on evidence-informed strategies for addressing vaccine hesitancy in the context of COVID-19

Moderator:

Dr. Yoav Keynan, MD, PhD Scientific Director, National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases

Panelists:

Dr. Cora Constantinescu, MD, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist, Vaccine Hesitancy Clinic, Alberta Children’s Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

Dr. Akwatu Khenti, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Chair, Black Scientists’ Task Force on Vaccine Equity, Toronto, Ontario

Claire O’Gorman, Public Health Nurse and Vaccine Provider; National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH)

Dr. Meb Rashid, MD, Medical Director, The Crossroads Clinic, Women’s College Hospital, University of Toronto

French Session

The webinar in French will take place on:

Thursday, May 20, 2021: 1:00-2:00 pm EDT

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