Canadians are increasingly turning to private messaging apps where COVID-19 misinformation and conspiracy theories spread in an unregulated manner.
In Australia, a preference for a particular brand of COVID vaccine is likely to change, depending on the latest health advice, and media reports.
Psychologists have identified three potential barriers to vaccination: capability, opportunity and motivation.
People who are afraid of needles are twice as likely to be vaccine hesitant, new research shows.
The federal government is due to launch a new advertising campaign for COVID-19 vaccines in July. This is a chance to offer something more engaging than what we’ve seen to date.
If we think about the success of the UK’s vaccine rollout to date, and factor in how social norms tend to diffuse, then there’s good reason to be optimistic.
Free doughnuts and lotteries may drive some people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. But for those who are afraid of needles, other interventions may be necessary.
History tells us the public will tolerate risk of harm from a vaccine if their fear of the disease exceeds their fear of the vaccine.
Age and education level are the main factors associated with vaccine hesitancy. While this affects Māori and Pacific communities, basic access to health care and information is more important.
Answers to key questions about rare blood clots linked to AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, including risks, symptoms and whether people who have had one AstraZeneca shot should have a second.
As vaccine eligibility is expanded to adolescents and young adults, understanding who might be more likely to be vaccine hesitant, and why, can help inform public health strategies
From free beers to lottery tickets, many jurisdictions around the world have introduced vaccine incentives. Is it time for Australia to do the same?
Many over 50s seem to be asking this question. But there are a number of reasons it’s important to go ahead and get the AstraZeneca vaccine now.
In a pandemic or any other emergency, the first ethical duty of the media is to report accurately and soberly, and specifically not to induce unjustified anxiety or panic.
Even where vaccines are available, one barrier to progress is vaccine hesitancy: the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate.
Community leaders or trusted work colleagues can be COVID vaccine advocates and help boost vaccination rates. Here are some simple steps they can take.
New research suggests hearing about the collective benefits of COVID-19 vaccines is unlikely to change people’s minds, which contradicts previous findings.
From maternity wards to primary care, Canadian researchers are looking to find the positive motivations of vaccine hesitant people, whether they are new parents or other adults.
Recent uncertainty over blood clots and vaccine expiration dates have taken a toll on public confidence.
There are tangible things we can do now to help people understand the benefits and possible risks of COVID-19 vaccination.