Building Vaccine Confidence in the Workplace: Virtual Event With Vanderbilt Health Expert Targeted to HR Leaders

Vaccine hesitancy is high in Tennessee, with the CDC reporting the state has one of lowest rates of fully vaccinated adults in the country. But overcoming reluctance in getting the COVID-19 vaccine is key to curbing the spread of COVID-19 and achieving herd immunity.

The Middle Tennessee Society of Human Resource Management (MTSHRM) and Middle Tennessee Employee Benefits Council (MTEBC) are joining forces to help human resource leaders positively influence colleagues, friends and family members by building their confidence in the vaccines. The two groups are hosting a virtual event May 18 at 11:45 a.m. with infectious disease expert David Aronoff, MD, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Aronoff will explain the importance, safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines and how they will impact our community’s future.

In addition, attendees will:

  • Learn details about global virus growth and COVID-19 variants
  • Understand the importance of immunization
  • Realize continued workplace concerns and lessons to take from the pandemic
  • Discover strategies for talking to colleagues, friends, and family members who are hesitant about the vaccine
  • Gain perspective and a future outlook for our community

Registration to the Zoom event is free to everyone but required to attend. Register hereAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

MTEBC President Mike Lerman will moderate the webinar. There will be time for Q&A at the end of the presentation.

David Aronoff, MD, is the Addison B. Scoville Chair in Medicine and Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Throughout the pandemic, he has advised Ryman Hospitality Properties, American Airlines and Nashville employers with the Good to Go program on disease prevention.