NIHB COVID-19 Vaccine Listening Session

July 21, 2021
03:00PM - 04:30PM

All Times Eastern

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Eastern Time

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The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is hosting a listening session on youth COVID-19 Vaccines to further the discussion around current challenges and needs as well as best practices for COVID-19 vaccines hesitancy in Indian Country. American Indian and Alaska Native youth as young as 12 years old are now eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

NIHB invites Tribal leaders, Tribal health administrators, Tribal public health staff, Tribal advocates, stakeholders, and citizens to share with their peers the experiences and best approaches to getting community members vaccinated over the last few months. Information gathered will inform NIHB’s ongoing advocacy and awareness efforts.


  • 3:00 PM: Welcome
  • 3:05 PM: NIHB Staff
  • A short presentation of the available data to help set the stage for further discussion.

3:15 PM: Facilitated Discussion Session

Framing topics and related questions:

  • Vaccine Hesitancy & Uptake:
    • Are Tribal parents/adults/caregivers talking to youth about getting the vaccine?
    • Do you know if Tribal parents in your community plan to get their children vaccinated before school starts in the Fall? Are you seeing any hesitancy?
    • What are youth feelings and thoughts on the vaccine?
    • How are healthcare providers talking about youth vaccination?
    • What additional resources do you need to help address vaccine hesitancy?
  • Other Topics:
    • Do you have other feedback to share on COVID-19 vaccination?

If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Wheeler at [email protected] or Tyler M. Dougherty at [email protected]