Dr. Sandra Quinn and colleagues have been investigating vaccine acceptance, racial disparities in vaccine uptake, factors that may help increase public trust and approval of vaccines and other medical countermeasures, and crisis and emergency risk communication since 2002. In addition to focusing on seasonal influenza, their research has also addressed acceptance of vaccines and other medical countermeasures, such as a drug, in the context of public health emergencies including the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic.
During the current flu season, Quinn’s research provides guidance to health care providers to increase vaccine acceptance and uptake.
Her research results have been highlighted in numerous articles. Click the links below for more information on her findings and how we can “literally move the needle to increase seasonal flu vaccination.”
- Influence of social norms on vaccine uptake for African Americans and whites
- Recommendations to improve flu vaccination rates for African Americans
- Frederick News-Post: Debunking flu shot myths while skeptic and black
- Differences among African American adults in flu vaccine uptake
- Race, trust, and flu vaccination
- Implications of a 21st century influenza pandemic