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Date
04.03.21
Start time
13:50
End time
16:10
Online

A webinar from the Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM)


Event Overview

This free webinar will explore what makes immunisation acceptable in society and the factors that either drive or hinder vaccine up take. 

Vaccine hesitancy is currently considered to be a major threat to global health. Falling vaccine coverage threatens the ability of immunisation to offer herd protection and to reduce the use or misuse of antibiotics. During 2020 this subject has assumed a particular importance with the roll-out of Covid-19 vaccines.  

Who will be interested in this event?

General public advisors, science communicators, writers and media. Clinical, public health and academic microbiologists. Psychologists and social scientists.

Programme

13:50   Introduction
14:00   Vaccine hesitancy: a global problem, Dr Pauline Paterson, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
14:20   Vaccine safety and public confidence, Dr Caroline Vipond, National Institute for Biological Standard and Control (NIBSC)
14:40   From the child perspective, Professor Helen Bedford, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
15:00   Break
15:10   Psychology of why people embrace scientific messages about vaccines, Professor Matthew Hornsey, University of Queensland
15:30   How perceptions of medical racism drives vaccine hesitancy, Dr Winston Morgan, University of East London
15:50   Panel discussion/audience Q&A

Registration

Registration is free and open to non-members and members. Visit the SfAM event page to register.