Panel discussion: sustaining vaccine confidence in a post-truth era

June 25, 2018

















This panel discusses the impact of social media and misinformation on vaccine confidence and vacciation campaigns, as part of a full session on "Sustaining vaccine confidence in a post-truth era". 


Some of the topics explored by the panel include:

Why do some groups or individuals delay or refuse vaccines? 

How do vaccine concerns vary by time, context, vaccine and country? 

How do concerns and misconceptions spread online and across social media?

What are the underlying reasons for non-vaccination?

What goes into the design evidence informed responses? 

What is the strategic role of the healthcare provider?

Is vaccine acceptance related to trust in government?

Are healthcare providers the most trusted adviser?

Who and what influences patient vaccination decisions?

How should we formulate the best strategies for communicating vaccination risk/benefit ? 


Chair: Zoe Mullan (The Lancet Global Health)

Angus Thomson (Sanofi Pasteur)

Tikki Pangestu (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore)

Pauline Paterson (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, The Vaccine Confidence Project)

Rachel Grant (Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations)



Recorded as part of the the "Sustaining vaccine confidence in a post-truth era" session chaired by Zoe Mullan, Editor at the Lancet Global Health, at the ISNTD d³ 2018 conference on drug discovery, development and diagnostics for tropical diseases in London on June 25-26 2018.




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Kamran Rafiq


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