Community Conversations on Vaccines
Season 1 Trailer
Preview Season 1 of Community Conversations on Vaccines
Sabin Vaccine Institute’s podcast, Community Conversations on Vaccines, presented by Immunization Advocates 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, journalists and researchers.
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Listen to Season 1
Community Conversations on Vaccines, Episode 1: Dr. Naveen Thacker
In this episode, Dr. Naveen Thacker, the executive director of the International Pediatric Association, discusses global barriers to immunization.
Community Conversations on Vaccines, Episode 2: Dr. Marina Shikhashvili
In this episode, we are joined by Dr. Marina Shikhashvili, a primary healthcare expert in Tbilisi, Georgia, with over 30 years of experience.
Community Conversations on Vaccines, Episode 3: Nazima Raghubir
In this episode, we explore the challenges of covering COVID-19 with Nazima Raghubir, a Guyanese journalist.
Meet Our Hosts
For more than 18 years, Vince Blaser has utilized a journalism and public policy background to raise the profile of global health programs and issues by initiating and growing partnerships — currently directing Advocacy and Outreach for the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Vaccine Acceptance and Demand Initiative. Prior to joining Sabin in July 2020, he served in advocacy and policy leadership at IntraHealth International and directed the Frontline Health Workers Coalition, an alliance of more than 35 U.S.-based organizations advocating for greater and more strategic investment in frontline health workers in low- and middle-income countries. Previously, he worked in advocacy, policy and communications roles at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative and the Global Health Council. Vince also has written and edited for the Kaiser Family Foundation’s daily reports on global health, held several positions as a newspaper reporter in Washington, D.C., and Colorado, and worked at the British Houses of Parliament in London. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism from Colorado State University and a master’s degree in international education development from Columbia University. Connect with Vince on Twitter: @blaserv
Francesca Montalto is the Advocacy and Outreach Associate for the Vaccine Acceptance & Demand team at the Sabin Vaccine Institute. She holds a Master of Public Health degree and Certificate in Global Health from the University of Maryland, College Park. Francesca also holds a B.A. in sociology from American University. Connect with Francesca on Twitter: @CiciMontalto