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Notice to Readers: Workshop on Vaccine Communication

The National Vaccine Advisory Committee, the Inter-Agency Vaccine Communications Group, and the National Vaccine Program Office will co-sponsor a Workshop on Vaccine Communication, October 5--6, 2000, in Arlington, Virginia. The purpose of the workshop is to identify key issues, forces, and trends that influence and shape perceptions about vaccines; determine how to establish more meaningful discussions regarding issues of concern; define options for establishing more effective mechanisms for communicating vaccine benefits and risks; and examine and discuss the effectiveness, purpose, methods, and timing of current vaccine communications.

This workshop should be of interest to persons working in the vaccine and immunization field including health communication and public affairs specialists, public and private sector health-care providers, parent and consumer groups, vaccine manufacturers, and immunization program managers and directors. Additional information is available from the National Vaccine Program Office, telephone (404) 687-6672 or from the World-Wide Web,

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