Vax Up Podcast


ImmUNITY Chicago - An Innovative Partnership in Digital and Traditional Vaccine Outreach

Season 1, Ep. 4

In this episode, we meet ImmUNITY Chicago, a public-private partnership that combines the social media communications expertise of the private sector, proven advocacy from a national vaccine confidence non-profit, and grassroots community outreach, to promote vaccine confidence in communities of color in Chicago. Join a fascinating and lively conversation as we explore the amazing reach and impact the partnership has had, to be shared with vaccine implementers working with other communities in the US and beyond. 


Elyse Galloway, Vice President of Health, Edelman

Erica DeWald, Director of Strategic Communications and Partnerships, Vaccinate Your Family

Ava Skolnik, Executive Director, Health Equity Merck

Kristen Hobbs, Senior Project Manager for Quality Improvement and Equity, National Minority Quality Forum


Ben Plumley

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Girl Effect India Blends Tech, Cultural Competency to Reach Young Mothers (Ep02)

Season 1, Ep. 2
In this episode of the Vax Up Podcast, we head to India, a country that prides itself on access to vaccines, where a drop in families seeking routine vaccinations for children during the COVID-19 pandemic sparked a need for stronger messaging campaigns on routine childhood immunizations. We look at how Girl Effect, an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering young women and girls through media, answered that call to action with a first-of-its-kind campaign aimed at reaching an elusive target audience: young mothers living across India’s Hindi Belt.Panelists:   Sohini Sanyal, Sabin Boost CommunityLeezel Tanglao, Journalist and Media ConsultantFeatured in Profile:Sneha Chatruvedi, Content Lead, Girl EffectSandhya Ramakrishnan, Global Marketing Lead, Girl EffectSreejoni Nag, Writer and Director, Girl EffectSocial Media Handles:Girl Effect: @GirlEffectSohini Sanyal: @Sohini28Leezel Tanglao: @leezeltanglaoSneha Chatruvedi: LinkedIn Sandhya Ramakrishnan: LinkedInSabin Vaccine Institute: @sabinvaccineBen Plumley: @benplumley @shotarmpodcastBay Area Global Health Alliance: @GlobalHealthAll #vaxup #GirlEffect #GirlEffectIndia #GirlEffectTEGA #BayAreaGlobalHealthAlliance #SabinVaccineInstitute #Vaccine #VaccineTrust #VaccineConfidence #AllianceForAdvancingHealthOnline