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Launch of IAP webinar report on Countering Vaccine Hesitancy on Tuesday 26 April, 11:00 AM UTC

Apr 13, 2022

COVID-19 continues to cause problems around the world. Countries that seemed to have brought the virus under control with various lockdowns are suffering new waves of infection. In addition, where the virus is spreading most rapidly, new variants continue to emerge, potentially threatening gains made via vaccination and other control measures.


It is increasingly clear, however, that although drugs that ameliorate the disease may help, vaccination will be the most effective way of bringing the COVID-19 pandemic under control.


In 2021 IAP held a webinar on Countering Vaccine Hesitancy, designed to help academies prepare for national vaccination efforts and address the issue of dis- and mis-information on COVID-19 vaccines. The webinar report by the Inter Academy Partnership (IAP) highlights practical recommendations for improving the uptake of vaccines.


IAP encourages academy leaders and Fellows, along with their communications teams, representatives of other scientific organizations, scientists and the press to participate in this online event designed to assist academies with outreach and address concerns from the global public on this topical issue. 


To join the event, please register in advance at:




Prof. Toni Gabaldón, Professor, Comparative Genomics Group Barcelona Supercomputing Centre (BSC-CNS), and Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB), Spain;  Member, Member, IAP COVID Expert Group; Alumnus, Spanish Young Academy


Prof. Herman Wasserman, Professor of Media Studies, Centre for Film and Media Studies, South Africa; University of Cape Town; Member, Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)


Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC)



Other panelists to be confirmed