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Watch a Virtual Conversation Recording: Building on Research to Increase Campus Vaccination Rates

On March 14, 2024, PolicyLab and CHOP’s Vaccine Education Center hosted a virtual conversation titled, “Improving Campus Health—Building on Research to Increase Vaccination Rates,” with adolescent and young adult health, vaccine, and policy experts who discussed the challenges college health administrators face when addressing vaccination rates on campuses, what on-the-ground implementation of these recommendations looks like for administrators, and how researchers, students, college health administrators, and others can partner to strengthen vaccine uptake among college students.

Panelists included:

  • Kristen A. Feemster, MD, MPH, MSHPR, FAAP, faculty scholar at PolicyLab, director of research for the VEC, and executive director of global medical and scientific affairs for pneumococcal vaccines at Merck

  • Ashlee Halbritter, MPH, executive director of Public Health and Well-being at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Jonathan Pletcher, MD, medical director of inpatient services for the Craig-Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHOP, and associate professor at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Samantha Ratner, founder of Know Your Vaccines, head of the Student Vaccine Working Group on Ethics and Policy, and clinical research assistant in the department of Clinical Genetics at Columbia University

  • Charlotte A. Moser, MS, co-director of the VEC and Rebecka Rosenquist, MSc, PolicyLab’s health policy director (moderators)

Watch the recording of this event below or visit our YouTube channel.