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. Prof. Darrow 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.
The Ethics of Implementing Coronavirus Vaccines: Independence, Transparency, and Social Confidence
Brigham and Women’s Hospital