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.
Immunization Saves Lives
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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.
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.
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.
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.”
FIND AN EXPERT SOURCE
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COVID-19 Reporting Toolkits and Resources
Explore the toolkits, learning opportunities and resources below to navigate the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic, including COVID-19 vaccine development and the pandemic’s impact on immunization programs.
Covering the Coronavirus Infodemic
This webinar series and training content, developed by First Draft, is designed to help journalists understand and manage the coronavirus infodemic.
TIPS AND TOOLS FOR REPORTING ON COVID-19
A collection of resources and tools compiled by Knight Science Journalism at MIT to help reporters find clear, accurate information about the COVID-19 pandemic.
CORONAVIRUS VACCINE TRACKER
This resource from The New York Times outlines the process to make, test, and distribute a vaccine for COVID-19, and includes information on the different vaccine candidates currently being developed.
WORLD FEDERATION OF SCIENCE JOURNALISTS COVID-19 BRIEFING GUIDELINES
A comprehensive guide providing reporters with basic information about COVID-19, science-based information from reliable sources, and news articles and analysis about trending issues related to the pandemic.
Assessing Country Readiness for COVID-19 Vaccines - First Insights from the Assessment Rollout
This March 2021 World Bank report assesses countries’ readiness to safely deploy COVID-19 vaccines in 128 low- and middle-income countries, focusing on ten key indicators, including cold chain & logistics, population prioritization, budgeting, training of healthcare personnel, and safety surveillance, among others. (Photo Credit: World Bank/Henitsoa Rafalia)
Duke Global Health Innovation Center's Launch and Scale Speedometer
This initiative from the Duke Global Health Innovation Center aggregates and analyzes publicly available data to track the flow of procurement and manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines to better understand global equity challenges.
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.
COUNTERING ONLINE MISINFORMATION RESOURCE PACK
A collection of tools, reports, toolkits, and journal articles that can be utilized to counter misinformation around vaccines and immunization.
History of Vaccination and How We Conquered Smallpox