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Evidence and experts to help you understand today’s public health news—and what it means for tomorrow.

Jan 27, 2021

In a special two-part episode, we look at the landscape of vaccine hesitancy and what can be done to address it.

In part one, Hopkins vaccine safety expert Dr. Dan Salmon talks with Stephanie Desmon about his new and ongoing research on acceptability of COVID-19 vaccines in minority communities and the importance of listening to understand hesitancy to help people feel more confident.

In part two, Dr. Rupali Limaye, a Hopkins expert in vaccine behavior and decision-making talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about misinformation, why hesitancy around COVID-19 vaccines is different from anti-vax groups like measles, and creative strategies like "prebunking" to address misinformation.

KEYWORDS: health communication; herd immunity; risk perception