Misinformation about the COVID-19 Vaccine in the Media

Franchesca Perez


Project Summary

This summer I had the privilege of being mentored by Dr. Melanie Kornides and working alongside Michelle Wu and Vereta Gour to determine Covid 19 Vaccine hesitancy among healthcare professionals as displayed in the media. Our project’s goals were to determine potential correlation between misinformation about the Covid 19 vaccine in social media and how it relates to healthcare workers’ display of vaccine hesitancy. This type of information is especially important for our society as the world continues to face the Covid 19 pandemic and researchers work to find a solution that will help our society. In our project, Michell, Vereta and I had to first create a codebook for categorizing tweets based on tweet characteristics, reference to vaccine distribution, vaccine support or vaccine hesitancy, etc. Then, Dr. Kornides proceeded to guide us through how we would code the tweets using the database REDCap, from which we would then each receive 2,000+ tweets each to code.

To see my poster, visit Penn Presents: https://presentations.curf.upenn.edu/poster/misinformation-about-covid-1...