Meet Alabama Vaccine Confidence Network
The Alabama Vaccine Confidence Network (VCN) seeks to understand the reasons for resistance and hesitancy to vaccination among vulnerable populations in Alabama, to change attitudes through messages that employ evidence-based behavioral change theory, and to understand and attempt to address barriers to getting vaccinated.
The Alabama VCN is a collaborative partnership with multiple community-based and health organizations to identify resistant/hesitant individuals in the target populations, to conduct an assessment of the reasons for their resistance, and to test messaging to ensure it resonates with each population. The messaging will serve as a feedback loop to effect behavior change and increase confidence and uptake of vaccinations among the targeted populations. It will also serve as a feedback loop to the partner health agencies as we work with them to increase vaccine confidence and to remove barriers to vaccination.