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Moving the Needle from Vaccine Hesitancy to Vaccine Confidence

August 4 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

As we expand access to vaccines we must identify and address patients’ concerns to build their confidence in vaccines. Accessibility is not enough to ensure uptake. This educational session provides an overview of differing types of resistance in both pediatric and adult populations and strategies to build patient trust.

By the end of the webinar, attendees will:

  • Discuss impacts of social determinants of health on vaccine confidence, including considerations for diverse communities;
  • Review examples of communication strategies to build vaccine confidence;
  • Utilize integration of motivational interviewing applications.

Presented by Shantha Chelliah, MD, FAAP, Regional Medical Director, West / Merck & Co.


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Speaker biography:

Shantha Chelliah, MD, MA
Shantha Chelliah is a regional Medical Director employed by Merck & Co., Inc. Dr. Chelliah has served as an academic hospitalist physician and Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCLA. She has a prior background in pharmacovigilance and health policy work. Dr. Chelliah completed her Master’s Degree in International Development at Johns Hopkins University, her Medical Degree at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, and her Pediatrics internship and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. She is board-certified in Pediatrics, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and is a member of the AAP Section on International Child Health.



August 4
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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