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Tackling Vaccine Misinformation in Arkansas

September 20, 2021

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ACHI Staff

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In his latest column for the Healthcare Journal of Arkansas, ACHI President and CEO Dr. Joe Thompson looks at the problem of rampant misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines: where it comes from, how it contributes to vaccine hesitancy, and what can be done about it.

“I believe we can counter the misinformation, but it is not something that a handful of leaders can do by themselves,” Thompson writes. “We need a full-court press from all leaders: Democratic and Republican leaders in government, community leaders, faith leaders, health organizations, research institutions, media organizations, and school leaders.”

For more on this topic, see our explainer, “COVID-19 Mythbusting: Commons Falsehoods About Masks and Vaccines.”