Vaccine Hesitancy Among African American Communities (On-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

13 Oct 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on December 12, 2020.

Training Overview

Vaccine refusal or delay has substantial public health implications. During this webinar, we will discuss vaccine hesitancy among African American communities. We will discuss the history of vaccine hesitancy and how we can build trust in the African American community to increase vaccine uptake.

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainer

Sarah Schillie, MD, MPH, MBA is the Team Lead for the Education Team within CDC’s Immunization Services Division.  She has been with CDC for 13 years.  Dr. Schillie is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Medicine.  She completed her pediatrics residency training at Pennsylvania State University and her preventive medicine residency training at SUNY-Stony Brook.  She received her MPH from Columbia University and her MBA from Long Island University.  Dr. Schillie’s public health career began as the Director of Performance Improvement for the Suffolk County Department of Health Services in New York.

Jeffrey E. Hall, Ph.D., MA, MSPH serves as the Deputy Director, Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) and the Chief, Minority Health and Health Equity (MHHE) team, for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with key involvement in substantive health matters and in health policy and program development. 

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define vaccine hesitancy
  • Describe racial disparities in vaccine coverage
  • Describe approaches to overcome vaccine hesitancy  


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Vaccine Hesitancy Among African American Communities (On-demand webinar)
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