Overcoming COVID Vaccine Hesitancy in Immigrant Communities

View the slide deck from this webinar here.

Additional resources provided by the speakers can be found here.

While efforts to administer the COVID-19 vaccine are ramping up across the country, there is a dramatic rise in misinformation being shared. As a result, many individuals and families are hesitant to receive the vaccine, and this is especially true in many immigrant communities.

Topics covered in the webinar:

  • Current information about the vaccine and its effectiveness.
  • Examples of how to use trusted community leaders and peers as sources of information.
  • Resources and tools that have proven successful to dispel misinformation and how you can repurpose them for your own communities.

As an attendee, we encourage you to ask questions and share your own successes and challenges, as we are work toward the common goal of overcoming vaccine hesitancy in immigrant communities.


Isha Lee (moderator)
Deputy Director, Welcoming America

Dr. Jane W. Njeru, M.B., Ch.B.
Consultant, Internal Medicine Physician, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Community Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic

Tiffany Brunson, Ph.D., J.D.
Co-deputy, Stakeholder Engagement & Disproportionately Affected Adult Populations, Vaccine Task Force Communications, CDC

Rawhi Said
Project Coordinator, Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association (IMAA)

Emily Yaffe
Immigrant Integration Specialist, Office of Equity, Mobility and Immigrant Integration, City of Charlotte, NC

Jodie Stanley
Education and Outreach Coordinator, Human Rights Department. City of Greensboro, NC

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