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Vaccine Hesitancy in the Time of COVID-19 (On Demand-No CE)



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PLEASE NOTE: No CE or certificate are available in this free version of the course.

If you are seeking CE or a certificate of completion, you will need to enroll in the paid CE version:

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the issue of vaccine hesitancy.  While it is an often used term, vaccine hesitancy is a complex and context-specific issue that requires a targeted understanding.  In this recorded webinar, we will spend time defining what vaccine hesitancy is, how it is connected to vaccine misinformation, explore vaccine hesitancy in different vaccine-preventable disease contexts (e.g., COVID-19 vs. HPV), and discuss appropriate and evidence-based strategies for addressing vaccine hesitancy in our communities.

This training was originally held on March 14, 2022.


Public health professionals in all settings, including governmental public health, non-profits, health systems, etc. as well as across disciplines, whether health education, nursing, environmental health, leadership, etc.

Learning Objectives

  • Define vaccine hesitancy, including the 3 Cs
  • Discuss the connection between vaccine hesitancy, vaccine disinformation, and vaccine misinformation
  • Compare and contrast COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy to other vaccine hesitancy examples
  • Formulate appropriate strategies for addressing vaccine hesitancy in specific contexts


Katharine Head, PhD, Associate Professor, IUPUI


The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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