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Journalist Resource Hub on Vaccines and Immunization

Why Report on Immunization

Misinformation and disinformation can have catastrophic consequences to public health. Journalists can counter these threats with accurate reporting on disease outbreaks and immunization. Immunization Advocates supports journalists in these efforts by providing direct access to expert sources and reliable resources to ensure comprehensive, factual and clear reporting.

Explore in this section resources from Sabin on vaccine research and development, safety, and issues around vaccine acceptance and demand.

Vaccination Acceptance Research Network

The VARN is a global, multidisciplinary community of experts from the social and behavioral sciences and global health field collectively working to better understand and problem solve vaccination-related topics impacting acceptance and demand.

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VACCINE IQ

This informational series of videos and infographics from Sabin dives into how vaccines work, why they are important for community immunity to diseases, how they are developed, how they are tested, and how they are regulated.

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Join & Engage in the Boost Community

Health workers and other immunization professionals play a vital role in delivering one of the world’s most powerful health interventions: vaccines. Boost is building a world where immunization professionals are empowered to grow and lead in their careers and accelerate change in their communities.

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Boost Community: News & Resources

Check out the latest news and resources from the Boost Community and its global partners!

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TAKE INTERNEWS’ "LET'S TALK VACCINES" FREE COURSE FOR JOURNALISTS

A free, interactive course to help journalists translate the language of vaccine science and the promise of vaccine access into compelling human stories.

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WHO COVID-19 vaccines

Learn more about vaccine development, policy, latest vaccine news, and more from the World Health Organization.

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Early AI-supported Response with Social Listening

This social listening platform aims to show real time information about how people are talking about COVID-19 online, so we can better manage as the infodemic and pandemic evolve.

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Meeting the Challenge of Vaccination Hesitancy

A report published in June 2020 by the Sabin-Aspen Vaccine Science & Policy Group lays out actionable steps that leaders across healthcare, research, philanthropy and technology can take to build confidence in vaccines and vaccinations.

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Powering Vaccine R&D: Opportunities for Transformation

A May 2021 report published by the Sabin-Aspen Vaccine Science & Policy Group examines the core components of the vaccine ecosystem and finds opportunities to transform and accelerate the development of vaccines.

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WHY VACCINE RUMOURS STICK - AND GETTING THEM UNSTUCK

In this commentary for The Lancet, Sabin President of Global Immunization Bruce Gellin explores how understanding deeper issues behind vaccine rumors is key to building trust. “Without understanding and addressing trust, efforts to improve vaccine confidence will be a steep climb.”

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A Practitioner's Guide to the Principles of COVID-19 Vaccine Communications

Created by the Center for Public Interest Communications at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications in partnership with Purpose and the United Nations Verified initiative, this guide outlines eight principles for sharing vaccine information that can guide efforts to increase acceptance and demand for vaccines, including a future COVID-19 vaccine.

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Understanding How Vaccines Work

Learn more about how vaccines work.

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FIND AN EXPERT SOURCE

Connect directly to credible, media-savvy health professionals who are available to serve as expert sources for your reporting. Build on your base of trusted sources.

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Immunization Saves Lives

Follow the link below to download our infographic to explore vaccines’ striking public health and economic impacts:

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Updated 8/2/2022