Countering Vaccine Misinformation
This Research Review E-Learning Module is intended for GPs. It discusses vaccine misinformation and how it can undermine vaccine confidence and lead to vaccine hesitancy. Evidence-based strategies for countering vaccine hesitancy and misinformation are summarised. It is based on a Research Review Educational Series publication entitled “Countering Vaccine Misinformation: A Practical Guide for Healthcare Providers”.
Before starting the module please read the Research Review Educational Series, accessed through the link below:
Research Review Education Series: Countering Vaccine Misinformation: A Practical Guide for Healthcare Providers
The PDF through the link above can be viewed on screen, saved and printed.
This E-Learning Module covers:
- Vaccine misinformation and how it can undermine vaccine confidence and lead to vaccine hesitancy
- Evidence-based strategies for countering vaccine hesitancy and misinformation
- Techniques to support healthcare providers when engaging with individuals whose vaccine hesitancy has resulted from exposure to vaccine misinformation
After completing this module, you should have an improved understanding of how to:
- Recognise reasons for vaccine hesitancy
- Counter vaccine hesitancy
- Counter vaccine misinformation
- Use social media to counter misinformation
Expert commentary is provided by:
Associate Professor Helen Petousis-Harris, who has a PhD in Vaccinology and is particularly interested in factors associated with vaccine safety and reactogenicity.
Dr Amy Chan, a clinical pharmacist academic with specific research expertise in understanding factors that influence medicine-related behaviours.
Module questions have been developed by Dr Chris Tofield who works part time in General Practice in Tauranga, New Zealand, is involved in clinical research and is a clinical advisor to the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.
“Countering Vaccine Misinformation” E-Learning Module has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 1 CME credit for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
This module has been created with an unrestricted educational grant from GSK, Pfizer and Seqirus. The content is entirely independent and based on published studies and the authors' opinions.