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NNCC reports launch of Vaccine Confidence Advisory Committee to help inform and address confidence in COVID-19 vaccine
18 June 2021 -

Public health non profit National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC) on Thursday announced the formation of a new committee, the Vaccine Confidence Advisory Committee (VCAC), a key component of NNCC's Nurse-Led COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Project, a partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services.

The 20 VCAC members were selected from more than 140 applicants across the US and reflect diversity across nursing roles, healthcare settings and populations served. The VCAC aims to lift up the voices of under-represented communities of colour, individuals with disabilities and other special populations as well as raise awareness to the barriers around equitable vaccine education and access.

In addition, NNCC will continue to highlight barrier issues through the development of resources including a six-part podcast series, online trainings and an upcoming national media campaign aimed to improve vaccine confidence.

Since its launch in April, the VCAC members have served a critical role in identifying vaccine knowledge gaps and informing the development and adaptation of COVID-19 vaccine guidance, tools and best practices of nurses working with vulnerable populations.