Community Conversations on Vaccines
Season 4 Trailer
Preview Season 4 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 4
Community Conversations on Vaccines, Episode 12: Infodemic Management’s Future with Media Trainer Kiran Maharaj and Researcher Dr. Chizoba Wonodi
Kiran Maharaj and Dr. Chizoba Wonodi discuss the infodemic and approaches to mitigating the spread of misinformation across health and science issues.
Community Conversations on Vaccines, Episode 11: 77th UNGA Reflections: Building and Sustaining Vaccine Acceptance with Dr. Anant Bhan & Dr. Kate Hopkins
Dr. Anant Bhan and Dr. Kate Hopkins reflect on UNGA and discuss long-term strategies for boosting vaccine confidence.
Community Conversations on Vaccines, Episode 10: 77th UNGA Reflections: Boosting and Sustaining Immunization in African Communities with Esther Nakkazi and Rashid Mang’anda
Esther Nakkazi and Rashid Mang'anda reflect on UNGA and consider strategies to build and sustain vaccine access and confidence.
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