Background: Concerns about vaccine safety continue to present numerous communication challenges. Delivering clear, consistent, and timely messages on the safety of vaccines licensed for use in the
Setting: Clinicians, public health partners, health educators and health communicators have an ongoing need for clear, consistent, and timely vaccine safety messages developed and implemented through the use of science-based communications strategies, risk communication principles, and formative research.
Project Description: Key messages on the following topics will be presented: ·The Federal government’s guiding principles for vaccine safety communications ·Formative vaccine safety research message mapping led by HHS ·Vaccine licensure process in the
Results/Lessons Learned: Currently, the concern about safety of vaccines is a primary reason that some parents and individuals are choosing not to vaccinate against serious, and sometimes deadly, vaccine-preventable diseases. It is an ongoing priority for HHS, FDA, and CDC to address these vaccine safety concerns, and to provide healthcare providers and health communicators with tools and messages they can use to effectively address these concerns with their patients and members of their communities.
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