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Improving the Vaccination Experience: Reducing Pain and Anxiety for Children and Adults
Anxiety about needles and injections affects as many as 2 out of 3 children and 1 out of 4 adults; this anxiety can contribute to dreading, delaying, or avoiding vaccinations, even when the importance of preventing illness is understood. The good news is that there are safe, effective, and practical steps that those who administer vaccines and vaccine recipients or their caregivers can take to reduce vaccination-related pain and anxiety and increase confidence in vaccination.

In this free, live, 1-hour webinar hosted by Immunize.org, Improving the Vaccination Experience: Reducing Pain and Anxiety for Children and Adults, we will learn more about the principles behind vaccination pain and anxiety and simple evidence-based strategies for implementing these principles developed and promoted by the experts behind the organization HELP Eliminate Pain in Kids and Adults. Their work has been used by the World Health Organization (WHO), Public Health Canada, and others to develop guidelines about reducing vaccination pain.

Feb 28, 2023 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Anna Taddio BScPhm, MSc, PhD
Professor, Senior Associate Scientist @Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), Toronto, Canada
Dr. Anna Taddio’s program of research aims to improve pain mitigation during medical procedures, particularly for children, in order to optimize health outcomes. She currently leads a national inter-disciplinary team that is studying and promoting evidence-based pain mitigation during vaccination, (HELPinKids&Adults). This work was used as the basis of a global guideline by the World Health Organization. Dr. Taddio has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Jeffrey Lawson Award by the American Pain Society.
Lucie Marisa Bucci BA, MA
Consultant; Director, Policy and Government Relations @Bucci-Hepworth Health Services Inc. (BHHS); Society for Infodemic Management (SIM)
Ms. Bucci is a public health consultant with twenty years of experience in health policy. She was a research associate at the Centre de recherche en droit public at l’Université de Montréal and the Centre for Genomics and Policy at McGill University’s and Genome Québec’s Innovation Centre. Between 2010 and 2022, she was the senior manager of Immunize Canada and a liaison member to the Canadian Nurses Coalition on Immunization (CNCI). She was a member of the Elimination of Cervical Cancer Advisory Committee and the WHO’s Vaccine Safety Network (VSN) Advisory Committee. She also served as Chair of the VSN’s research working group. She currently represents the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) as a liaison representative to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). She is the co-chair of the Working Group to Increase Vaccination Rates in Adults with Respiratory Issues and is a member of the HELPinKIDS&ADULTS team at the University of Toronto.
Kelly L. Moore, MD, MPH
President and Chief Executive Officer @Immunize.org
Kelly L. Moore, MD, MPH, is the president and CEO of Immunize.org and a leader in national and global immunization policy and program implementation. Dr. Moore served for 14 years as director of the Tennessee Immunization Program and, later, as a consultant to vaccine-related industry, government, and nonprofit organizations. She has served in a variety of immunization policy advisory roles with the World Health Organization, including as chair of its Immunization Practices Advisory Committee. She has a long history with the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) as a working group member, liaison representative of the Association of Immunization Managers (2011-2015), and as a voting member (2015-2019). Dr. Moore is a graduate of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her public health leadership training as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer and preventive medicine resident with CDC.
Sharon Humiston MD, MPH, FAAP
Director of Research, Immunize.org @Immunize.org Childrens Mercy, Kansas City, MO University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Dr. Humiston is the Director for Research for Immunize.org and a Professor of Pediatrics at Childrens Mercy and University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO. Dr. Humiston’s career has focused on immunization delivery in three ways: research, quality improvement, and education. Her experience as an immunization educator includes development and implementation of print, live, video, and interactive online forms of immunization education for clinicians. She was the Principal Investigator for the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society’s “Comprehensive Vaccine Education Program.” She previously worked in (what was then) the Training Education Branch of CDC’s National Immunization Program. During her tenure with CDC, she was the project officer on a series of projects that led to a successful demonstration of improved immunization-related communication with parents in primary care offices.