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FB Teams Up with Health Groups to Tackle Vaccine Hesitancy & Equity

Wednesday, June 9, Facebook is forming a new initiative with various public health groups that will focus on vaccine hesitancy and vaccine equity in underserved communities.

The social media giant and pharmaceutical company Merck are each committing $20 million to what Facebook says will be a multi-year effort. Other partners include the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the Bay Area Global Health Alliance, the CDC Foundation, the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Sabin Vaccine Institute, and the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

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