Scherer to study, promote vaccine uptake

Although vaccines have played an essential role in infectious disease prevention in the United States, the acceptance and administration for many vaccines is still suboptimal. With the COVID-19 pandemic projected to overlap with this year’s flu season, the uptake of the seasonal flu vaccine will be even more crucial as we continue to grapple with increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases.

Aaron Scherer, PhD, associate in General Internal Medicine, recently received two grants that will help identify and address patient and health care provider barriers to a variety of immunization-related issues. The first is a five-year, K01 career development award from the NIH’s National Institute of Aging (NIA) and the other is a five-year, $2.5M U01 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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