Building Vaccine Confidence During COVID-19: The Role of the Medical Neighborhood

When: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm ET

Please join the Bipartisan Policy Center (@BPC_Bipartisan) and the GTMRx Institute (@GTMRxInstitute) on April 6 as they discuss effective strategies to build vaccine confidence during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this event, GTMRx will announce the National Task Force: Building Vaccine Confidence in the Medical Neighborhood.

Vaccinating Americans is critical to preventing severe illness or death from COVID-19 and ultimately stopping the pandemic. It is also essential in getting people back to work, to play, and to living. To achieve widespread vaccination, engagement of the medical neighborhood is fundamental when implementing community programs designed to effectively build vaccine confidence. While we have seen encouraging vaccination rates, urgent action is necessary to reach herd immunity which experts estimate would require anywhere from 70% to 90% of the U.S. population be fully vaccinated. The reasons people are skeptical about taking the coronavirus vaccine are complex. Building vaccine confidence requires proactive and thoughtful public awareness, education, and engagement of a variety of local stakeholders including community members.

Featured Participants

Opening remarks by:

  • Bill Frist, MD
    Former Senate Majority Leader; Senior Fellow, BPC
  • Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP
    Former Administrator; CMS; Founder, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Katherine H. Capps
    Executive Director and Co-Founder, GTMRx Institute
  • Anand Parekh, MD
    Chief Medical Advisor, BPC
  • Karen Remley, MD
    Director, CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities; Deputy Incident Manager, CDC’s COVID-19 Response

Panel discussion with:

  • Sree Chaguturu, MD
    Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark
  • Susan Dentzer (Moderator)
    Senior Policy Fellow, Robert J. Margolis Center for Health Policy, Duke University
  • Lisa Fitzpatrick, MD, MPH, MPA
    Founder and CEO, Grapevine Health
  • Bruce Gellin, MD, MPH
    President, Global Immunization, Sabin Vaccine Institute

Additional participants to be announced.

In light of restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, BPC events have shifted to all remote formats, such as video teleconferences or calls.