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Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine concerns Among people who are incarcerated Study (ADVANCE)

Speakers: Sofia Bartlett, Julia Santana Parrilla and Taylor Teal.

People who experience incarceration are more negatively impacted by COVID-19, and are less likely to accept vaccination than the general population (in BC). This has been attributed to a lack of trust among people who experience incarceration. Public Health Orders and operational mandates in Corrections and Social Services (such as housing) have worsened distrust as further restrictions are imposed on people.

To address distrust and promote vaccine confidence, the ADVANCE Study aims to co-develop peer-to-peer education strategies with people who are incarcerated. This Integrated Knowledge Translation (IKT) of emergent design uses Participatory Health Research (PHR) methods to engage those most impacted by the issues in setting strategic priorities.

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