Why are we vaccine hesitant in a pandemic? Tools to boost confidence in vaccines

22 April 2021

15:00-16:00 CET


The process of developing COVID-19 vaccines has highlighted not only the undisputed importance of these products in safeguarding public health but also the challenges involved in the process. We must get this right to increase people’s faith in vaccines for good and for years to come.

Our second EPHA webinar, as part of our new #VaccineEquity campaign aiming to build vaccine equity in Europe, raise vaccine uptake and boost confidence in vaccines will examine, ahead of World and European Immunization Week, what the EU and national governments can still do to increase public trust in vaccines.

Join our speakers from academia, media and the French national administration who will present the current challenges in the rollout of COVID-19, analyse the spectrum of vaccine hesitancy, and explain what now needs to be done, focusing on the needs of marginalised populations as national vaccination programmes keep shifting. 




Our Panelists

Deborah Cohen

Health Correspondent 

BBC Newsnight

Professor Heidi Larson

Director, The Vaccine Confidence Project 

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Valerie Paris

Economist, Member,

Collège de la Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) France


Alice Chapman-Hatchett

EPHA President 

Director, The Health & Europe Centre

Moderated by

Yannis Natsis,

Policy Manager, Universal Access and Affordable Medicines

European Public Health Alliance

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Yannis Natsis

Policy Manager, Universal Access and Affordable Medicines, EPHA

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