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Disseminating vaccine information and increasing equity during the 2023 Texas state legislative session

Kirstin Matthews, PhD
William Marsh Rice University
Grant Type Bridging Bioethics Research & Policymaking
Grant Cycle 2022
Duration 12 months
Amount $49,974

Vaccines are considered a public health success story, saving millions of lives worldwide each year. Unfortunately, the pandemic offered a vehicle to perpetuate misinformation and fears about the vaccines. The goal of this project is to promote bioethics research on vaccine access and equity through the development of a series of educational dissemination materials to share, post and hand out to Texas state legislators and their staff identifying and describing vaccine-related issues, questions and myths. Through these materials, Dr. Matthews and her team hope to address legislators’ questions, dispel existing myths and promote legislators to enact legislation to increase vaccine access and equity.