Community Conversations on Vaccines Episode 5: Brazil
Journalist Natália Flores and Sabin's Dr. Denise Garrett discuss the challenges Brazil's journalists face while reporting on vaccines during COVID-19.
Presented by Immunization Advocates, Community Conversations on Vaccines explores issues related to vaccines and immunization in low- and middle-income countries through interviews with on-the-ground professionals in those communities, including health workers and journalists.
In this episode, we are joined by Natália Flores, a science journalist and researcher and the content manager at Agência Bori, and Dr. Denise Garrett, Vice President of Applied Epidemiology at the Sabin Vaccine Institute and a native of Brazil. Vince Blaser and Francesca Montalto join Natália and Denise to discuss the challenges that Brazilian journalists have faced while reporting on vaccines during the pandemic and the need for transparency by public health experts and governments to increase vaccine acceptance and demand.
The InfoVacina Network, presented by Agência Bori, is aimed at Brazilian journalists who want to improve reporting on COVID-19 vaccines and the immunization campaign. The network offers the latest updates on COVID-19 vaccines, conversations with renowned scientists and health experts, and guidance on deepening journalistic agendas on the subject.