Vaccine Confidence: Building Trust
Vaccine Confidence: Building Trust is the third episode in a six-part series featuring conversations about vaccine confidence and public health on the At the Core of Care podcast. The National Nurse-Led Care Consortium is producing this special series as part of its efforts to support nurses and our communities. In this episode, we discuss behavioral techniques nurses are adopting at this time to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and how trust and empathy are crucial to the process. Our conversation begins with nurses Dr. Stephen Perez and Jasmine Nakayama from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and concludes with Dr. Gloria Jones, a family nurse practitioner in Silver Spring, Maryland. Dr. Stephen Perez is a lieutenant in the US Public Health Service and nurse epidemiologist with the Transmission and Molecular Epidemiology Team in the Division of HIV Prevention at the CDC. Recently he served as the clinical lead for the CDC Vaccine Confidence Team. He is succeeded by Jasmine Nakayama, Epidemic Intelligence Officer at the CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity. We also speak to Dr. Gloria Jones, a Maryland-based family nurse practitioner, about her strategies for bolstering vaccine confidence in the community where she provides care for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This project was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number NU50CK000580). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.