Addressing Vaccine Confidence, Hesitancy, and Uptake

Vaccines are one of the most successful and cost-effective ways to protect against infectious diseases and death. Local health departments (LHDs) play a critical role in providing and connecting people in their communities with immunization services and counseling.

With support from the CDC, NACCHO is collaborating with LHDs to address vaccine confidence, hesitancy, and uptake.

  • Increasing Vaccine Confidence Project: Through the Local Public Health Initiatives to Increase Vaccine Confidence project, awarded LHDs identify pockets of low vaccination within their communities, implement pro-vaccination information campaigns, and conduct strategic planning to identify solutions and processes to address vaccine equity.
  • Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Project: Through the Equipping LHDs to Address Vaccine Hesitancy project, NACCHO provides awarded LHDs a staff consultant dedicated to implementing efforts to address vaccine hesitancy in the jurisdiction.
  • Increasing Vaccine Uptake Project: In the Supporting Local Health Departments to Increase Vaccine Uptake through COVID-19 project, NACCHO funds LHD demonstration sites to identify and implement strategies to maintain and increase immunization coverage levels of routinely recommended vaccines, including influenza, as well as protect vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NACCHO developed these resources to assist LHDs in addressing vaccine hesitancy and increasing vaccine confidence and uptake in their communities.

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LHDs: An Integral Partner for Increasing Vaccine Confidence

This fact sheet highlights how local health departments (LHDs) can use data to identify pockets of low vaccination and increase vaccine confidence.

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LHDs: An Integral Partner for Increasing Vaccine Confidence

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Increasing Vaccine Confidence: A Resource Guide for LHDs

This resource guide for best practices and guidance to address vaccine confidence across the lifespan for routine and COVID-19 vaccines.

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Increasing Vaccine Confidence: A Resource Guide for LHDs

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Improving Adolescent Vaccine Coverage

A webinar from Unity Consortium on how to improve adolescent vaccination coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Improving Adolescent Vaccine Coverage

These resources include stories, tools, and campaigns that LHDs have developed that we hope others can utilize to develop strategies that address vaccine confidence, hesitancy, and uptake in their own communities.

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Trusted Partners Help Minneapolis Community Get Vaccinated

A partnership between the Minneapolis Health Department and trusted leaders in the Somali community to increase uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Trusted Partners Help Minneapolis Community Get Vaccinated

Lubbock, Texas and Citibus Mobilize to Vaccinate...

The City of Lubbock Health Department partnered with Citibus to take COVID-19 vaccines into minority communities to increase their vaccination rates.

Lubbock, Texas and Citibus Mobilize to Vaccinate...

Williamson County and Cities Health District in Texas was one of the sites funded as part of the Increasing Vaccine Confidence project. As part of their project, they produced a series of videos called Immunity Takes Community. In these videos, they interviewed key community leaders about why they chose to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and why members of their community should too. They have videos in both Spanish and English.

They also created various print ads directed at different populations within their district, from teenagers to farmworkers.

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Michelle Cantu

Director, Infectious Disease and Immunization

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Kimberly Sharpe-Scott

Senior Program Analyst, Immunization

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Robin Mowson

Senior Program Analyst, Immunization

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Katherine Waters

Senior Program Analyst, Immunization

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Amy Frandsen

Program Analyst

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Victoria Thompson

Program Analyst, Immunization

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Victoria Decea

Program Analyst, Immunization

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