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Building Vaccine Confidence During COVID-19: The Role of the Medical Neighborhood

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Please join the Bipartisan Policy Center and the GTMRx Institute on April 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. as we discuss effective strategies to build vaccine confidence during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this event, GTMRx will announce the National Task Force: Building Vaccine Confidence in the Medical Neighborhood.

Vaccinating Americans is critical to preventing severe illness or death from COVID-19 and ultimately stopping the pandemic. It is also essential in getting people back to work, to play, and to living. To achieve widespread vaccination, engagement of the medical neighborhood is fundamental when implementing community programs designed to effectively build vaccine confidence. While we have seen encouraging vaccination rates, urgent action is necessary to reach herd immunity which experts estimate would require anywhere from 70% to 90% of the U.S. population be fully vaccinated. The reasons people are skeptical about taking the coronavirus vaccine are complex. Building vaccine confidence requires proactive and thoughtful public awareness, education, and engagement of a variety of local stakeholders including community members.

Featured Participants

Opening remarks by:

Bill Frist, MD
Former Senate Majority Leader; Senior Fellow, BPC

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
Former Administrator; CMS; Founder, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Katherine H. Capps
Executive Director and Co-Founder, GTMRx Institute

Anand Parekh, MD
Chief Medical Advisor, BPC

Karen Remley, MD
Director, CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities; Deputy Incident Manager, CDC’s COVID-19 Response

Panel discussion with

Sree Chaguturu, MD
Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark

Susan Dentzer (Moderator)
Senior Policy Fellow, Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University

Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, MPA
Founder and CEO, Grapevine Health

Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH
President, Global Immunization, Sabin Vaccine Institute

Howard Haft, MD, MMM
Executive Director, Maryland Primary Care Program, Maryland Department of Health

In light of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BPC events have shifted to all remote formats, such as video teleconferences or calls.

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