Public Health Agencies Try To Restore Trust As They Fight Misinformation

In this story, Phil Maytubby, deputy CEO of the Oklahoma City County Health Department, acknowledges that the misinformation and distrust surrounding covid-19 vaccines now threatens to undermine other public health priorities, including common childhood vaccines. 

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Building Trust

Building trust in COVID-19 vaccination and other public health interventions is fundamental to the work of public health and efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic. We can build trust by combating misinformation, supporting trusted messengers and networks, improving our trustworthiness, and deepening relationships that engender trust over time. Building trust between public health and communities facilitates acceptance of public health interventions and can cultivate an equitable COVID-19 response now and conditions for well-being in the future.

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