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From Vaccine Hesitancy to Vaccine Confidence (On Demand-No CE)



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PLEASE NOTE: No CE is available. A certificate of Completion is available in this free course.

Wayne State University's Center for Emerging and Infectious Diseases and the University of Michigan's Public Health Prepared were created in the last year in response to the needs made evident by COVID-19. The Preparedness Roundtable series aims to provide a space for cross-sector education and engagement for those in public health, healthcare, and other related fields in order to build capacity and foster greater collaboration among those working in emergency preparedness.

This four-part quarterly series will focus on a range of issues concerning the role of public health in responding to infectious disease outbreaks and disasters. Topics such as disasters and climate change, public health disparities, and emerging and seasonal disease threats will be covered. This first session focused on the challenges of vaccine hesitancy and approaches to building vaccine confidence in interpersonal and community settings

This training was originally presented on September 8th, 2022.


Infectious disease clinicians, public health practitioners, researchers, and those interested in emergency preparedness and response

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss general vaccine hesitancy as an attitude set
  • Compare COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy to general vaccine hesitancy 
  • Describe strategies to build vaccine confidence among hesitant populations or individuals 


  • Monique Tuner, PhD, Chair of the Department of Communication, Michigan State University
  • Rick Zimmerman, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, College of Nursing, Wayne State University
  • Courtney Townsel, MD, MSc, Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan
  • Moderator: Abram Wagner, PhD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of Michigan


Co-sponsored by the Center for Emerging and Infectious Diseases at Wayne State University. 

Public Health Prepared is the workforce development and public health practice branch of the broader Michigan Center for Infectious Disease Threats & Pandemic Preparedness (MCIDT) initiative, funded by the University of Michigan. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Public Health Prepared, MCIDT, or the University of Michigan.

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