Moving from vaccine hesitancy to acceptance

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Immunization is recognized as one of the most important and cost-effective public health innovations. Immunization programs in Canada have made a significant contribution in the reduction of morbidity and mortality in children, adults and vulnerable populations. Despite the evidence of benefits and safety there remains a hesitancy amongst some individuals to have themselves or their children immunized. 

Please join us on March 27 at 11:00 am EDT as we welcome Dr. Noni MacDonald to the CAPHC Patient Safety Collaborative.

Dr. MacDonald will:

  1. Define vaccine hesitancy
  2. Outline factors that influence parental acceptance of vaccines
  3. Describe  effective approaches to addressing hesitancy at the program and individual levels
  4. List vaccinology resources parents, patients may find helpful


Moving From Vaccine Hesitancy to Acceptance Presentation:

For more information on Immunization, go to Immunize Canada

To view our presentation on Needle Pain and Vaccinations, click here, 


nonimacdonald.jpg Dr. Noni MacDonald is a Professor of Paediatrics (Infectious Diseases) at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre in Halifax Canada. Her current three major areas of interest are 1) Vaccines, especially vaccine safety and vaccine hesitancy, through her work with the World Health Organization, and  vaccine pain mitigation and policy; 2) MicroResearch, building capacity in community focused research in developing countries ( and 3) application of Health Information Systems in developing countries to improve health outcomes. She has published over 300 papers; is the founding Editor- in- Chief of Paediatrics and Child Health, and a former Editor- in- Chief of CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Dr. MacDonald has long been recognized in Canada and internationally, as an advocate for children and youth health and as a leader in paediatric infectious disease.
Created by Lisa Stromquist on 2015/03/13 15:41