UNAC/UHCP On-Demand: COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in California

June 14, 2021 - July 31, 2021



Available to watch online until July 31, 2021

June 14, 2021
July 31, 2021

Class Description

Understanding and Supporting COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in California

This one-hour seminar will examine the role of vaccine confidence in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. We will define vaccine confidence and discuss contextual factors that contribute to vaccine hesitancy. We will present results of a study among health care providers at Kaiser Permanente Southern California on perceptions of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, reasons for receiving or not yet receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, and comfort with recommending COVID-19 vaccines. We will also present the results of a study demonstrating COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in a general population sample in California and barriers to vaccine uptake in this sample.  Finally, we will discuss implications of this work for supporting confidence in COVID-19 vaccination strategies.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider Number 1162, for 1 (one) contact hour.


  • Define vaccine confidence
  • Explain factors that contribute to vaccine acceptance
  • Determine how perceptions of COVID-19 vaccines differ among different health care providers the general California population
  • List strategies for improving vaccine confidence in California


Class is available on-demand to watch at any time through July 31 by following this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5735902988636424463

For questions, contact education@unacuhcp.org.

Meet the Speakers

Katia Bruxvoort

Dr. Katia Bruxvoort is an infectious disease epidemiologist and post-doctoral research fellow at Kaiser Permanente Southern California. She leads mixed-methods research on vaccine safety, effectiveness, and uptake. She also collaborates on multiple studies on COVID-19 testing, treatment, and outcomes. She is passionate about evaluating real-world interventions to improve infectious disease prevention and clinical management in diverse settings.

Kristin Andrejko

Kristin Andrejko is a second-year PhD candidate in the Division of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. In collaboration with the California Department of Public Health, Kristin has launched a COVID-19 case-control study to assess vaccine confidence and vaccine effectiveness. Kristin graduated with her Bachelors of Science from the University of Notre Dame, and has interned at the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.