Grounded in fact, the webinar will address prevalent myths and facilitate a discussion of nurses’ first-hand experiences working with communities in providing public health information.
What: The webinar “Disseminating Facts, Dispelling Myths – Building COVID Vaccine Confidence in Communities” hosted by the American Journal of Nursing (AJN) explores why many Americans are hesitant to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and looks at the primary reasons for worry, including misinformation about side effects, lack of trust, and the rapid development of the vaccines. Grounded in fact, the webinar will address prevalent myths and facilitate a discussion of nurses’ first-hand experiences working with communities in providing public health information.
Attendees will learn how to identify science-verified facts about the development, effectiveness and safety of the COVID-19 vaccines; describe reasons for hesitancy and why individuals and communities may have specific concerns and mistrust; and explain ‘best practices’ in providing accurate information to communities.
AJN’s Editor in Chief Maureen Shawn Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN, will host the event and the panel discussion will be moderated by public health nurse and media strategist Barbara Glickstein, MPH, MS, RN. The webinar will also feature a presentation from Capt. Janell Routh, MD, MHS, Co-Deputy, Vaccine Implementation Unit, Vaccine Task Force, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
AJN is part of the Lippincott journal portfolio from Wolters Kluwer.
When: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST
Where: Register by visiting: Disseminating Facts, Dispelling Myths - Building COVID Vaccine Confidence in Communities
Who: Host: Maureen "Shawn" Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Nursing
Panel moderator: Barbara Glickstein, MPH, MS, RN, Public Health Nurse – Media Maker – Digital Media Strategist
Presenter: Capt. Janell Routh, MD, MHS, Co-Deputy, Vaccine Implementation Unit, Vaccine Task Force, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Kristen Choi, PhD, MS, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing and Public Health, University of California
- Sheldon D. Fields, PhD, RN, CRNP, FNP-BC, AACRN, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN; Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, Penn State University – College of Nursing; RWJF Health Policy Fellow Alumni; First Vice President, National Black Nurses Association, Inc
- Blima Marcus, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, OCN; Nurse Practitioner, Ambulatory Oncology; Adjunct Professor, Hunter College – Bellevue School of Nursing, City University of New York; Founder of the EMES Initiative
- Gina Miranda-Diaz, DNP, MS/MPH, APHN-BC, H-O; President/CEO Hudson Consultants, LLC; New Jersey State Licensed Health Officer; Licensed Home Health Aide Instructor; Policy & Legislation Chair, National Association of Hispanic Nurses – New Jersey Chapter
Read full bios on each speaker at https://info.lww.com/ajn-covidvaccine.html.