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The Ethics of Implementing Coronavirus Vaccines: Independence, Transparency, and Social Confidence

William Feldman, MD, DPhil
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Jonathan Darrow, SJD, LLM, JD, MBA
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Grant Type Making a Difference
Grant Cycle spring 2021
Duration 24 months
Amount $199,656

Vaccines represent one of the safest and most effective public health interventions, yet public skepticism and vaccine hesitancy remain high. The lack of trust in public institutions and the medical products they regulate limits the ability of government to facilitate widespread vaccination, even in times of national health emergency. Dr. Feldman and his team will seek to understand the causes of vaccine hesitancy and recommend changes to agency structure and information dissemination practices that would increase trust in government institutions and the products they regulate.