Understanding vaccine confidence: insights from social science research

1 May, 2019
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In this podcast Dr Tracey Chantler of the Vaccine Centre steering committee sits down with Professor Heidi Larson, Director of the LSHTM based Vaccine Confidence Project (VCP) a WHO recognised centre of excellence. They discuss methods being used to track vaccine confidence and hesitancy in populations, and how the analysis of social and political factors can help guide vaccine interventions and immunization policy.

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This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 at 2:51 pm and is filed under Video.

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Literature Literature archive

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KT Paul, K Loer 2019 Journal of Public Health Policy Volume 40, Issue 2
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