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Vaccination Acceptance Research Network


Vaccine acceptance and demand are critical to boosting public health and economies. Our network of experts is exploring the factors that can drive vaccine acceptance and demand and vaccination uptake in low-resourced settings.

About VARN

Vaccination Acceptance Research Network (VARN) members include multidisciplinary stakeholders from academic research, non-governmental organizations, and the policy, public health and private sectors — including community-based partners from Sabin’s Social and Behavioral Research Grant Program in the Global South.

Through analysis of existing research and in-person and virtual events, members work to advance culturally competent, ground-up solutions for local, national and global-level challenges towards vaccine acceptance and demand.

VARN2022 Conference

Shaping Global Vaccine Acceptance with Localized Knowledge

This inaugural meeting was a space for exploration and sharing of selected research results. It enacted and facilitated the wide dissemination of a growing body of knowledge and evidence-informed strategies for action.