Combatting Misinformation

Misinformation Toolkit

Mitigating the Impact of Vaccine Disinformation & Misinformation Among Patients

The COVID-19 Pandemic created widespread and long-lasting societal disruptions. It brought to light the deeply rooted inequities within our society and created opportunities for bad actors to spread disinformation. These inequities, along with rampant mis- and disinformation, have increased vaccine hesitancy throughout the United States.

This toolkit was developed to share actionable steps in mitigating the impact of mis- and disinformation and increasing vaccine confidence.

With This Toolkit, Illinois Healthcare Providers Can:
  • Gain a deeper understanding of disinformation & misinformation surrounding vaccines
  • Learn how misinformation is spreading in today’s digital landscape
  • Understand the drivers behind this misinformation
  • Explore ways individuals and clinics can better address dis- and misinformation
  • Build motivational interviewing skills
  • Find new ways to better manage vaccine refusals
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