COVID-19 Vaccine: Trust and Communication


Getting the COVID-19 vaccine into the arms of Americans is a top priority for federal and local health officials. However, among the many obstacles in distributing and administering this vaccine, the ability to communicate reliably is proving to be a challenge.

From countering disinformation and building public trust, to reaching disadvantaged communities and broadband deserts – governments at all levels must find a way to engage, educate and get the vaccination message out to all Americans.

What are the key principles of effective communication in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine? How can we reach all communities with accurate information, especially those who are skeptical about the vaccine?

The Hill will convene leading public officials, health professionals and communication experts for a discussion on the value of fact-based health communication and building trust in the COVID-19 vaccine.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

1:00 PM ET / 10:00 AM PT



  • Mayra E. Alvarez, President, The Children's Partnership; Member, Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force
  • Giselle Corbie-Smith, MD, Director, UNC Center for Health Equity Research & Kenan Distinguished Professor of Social Medicine, UNC
  • Eric Garcetti, Mayor, Los Angeles, CA
  • Jim Justice , Governor, West Virginia
  • Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH
  • Lisa Sherman, President & CEO, Ad Council
  • Andy Slavitt, Senior Advisor, White House COVID Response Team


Sponsor Perspective:

  • Mark Hynes, CEO, Granicus
  • Van Jones, CNN Host; Founder, Dream Corps


  • Steve Clemons, Editor-at-Large, The Hill


Questions for our speakers? Join the conversation using @TheHillEvents and #TheHillVaccine.


Sponsored by Granicus