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Behind the Numbers: Building Community Trust in Vaccination

Public-Facing Webcasts & Symposiums


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When: October 26th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm ET

Join a panel of experts, advocates, and community ambassadors for a 60-minute webinar hosted by the International Vaccine Access Center to discuss the VALUE Baltimore project. For VALUE, which stands for Vaccine Acceptance & Access Lives in Unity, Education & Engagement, communities are central partners in vaccine policy. VALUE focuses on identifying under-vaccinated neighborhoods and utilizing peer ambassadors, working with the Baltimore City Health Department and partners to co-create an approach to engage community members and address the unique contexts of individual communities. This bottom-up approach has allowed Baltimore to achieve a COVID-19 vaccination rate higher than most U.S. counties with similar sociodemographic characteristics and disease burden. Panelists will discuss elements of Baltimore’s success in reaching nine VALUE communities and discuss remaining challenges to achieve an 80% COVID-19 vaccine coverage rate, while building trust in communities that face a myriad of challenges well beyond the pandemic.


  • Lois Privor-Dumm (Moderator), International Vaccine Access Center
  • Yvonne Bronner, ScD, Morgan State University
  • Laneese Baylor, VALUE Ambassador Coordinator, Pregnant and Lactating Women
  • Brandon Clayton, VALUE Young Men Ambassador
  • Keyonna Mayo, VALUE Disability and Underlying Conditions (DUC) Ambassador
  • Teresa Leslie, PhD, International Vaccine Access Center

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