On Feb. 9, members of the APA Advocacy and Science teams met with officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Task Force’s Vaccine Confidence Team and representatives from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. The CDC presented information on their new Vaccinate with Confidence initiative, with strategies aimed at building trust in the vaccine, promoting confidence and empowering health care personnel in their decision to get vaccinated and to recommend vaccination to their patients, and engaging communities and individuals in a sustainable, equitable, and inclusive way. APA shared information on how psychological science can address issues such as vaccine hesitancy and help ensure uptake. APA also discussed the work of the #EquityFlattenstheCurve initiative including information from the fact sheet Building Vaccine Confidence Through Community Engagement. The conversation is part of APA’s efforts to promote ways psychological science can help address the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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