The challenge now is to address the understandable concerns and prevent them from contaminating the broader public dialogue on COVID-19 vaccination.
Analysis of almost 100,000 tweets reveals how news reports can change the way people feel about vaccination.
Our well-meaning efforts to use images to help demystify the vaccination process or share our pride in getting a COVID vaccine can backfire.
Kenya grapples with two major challenges in the vaccination rollout: access to sufficient doses in light of the global shortage; and vaccine hesitancy.
Pausing COVID-19 vaccine rollouts can backfire. There are better ways to manage safety issues while they’re being investigated.
These results can help allay previous concerns in Europe about a lack of trial data for older people.
Surveys suggest people trust companies more than government and the media, showing they have an important role in helping end the pandemic.
Allowing people to discuss their concerns one-on-one has been shown the improve vaccine uptake.
Divisions among Catholics have created doubts about the moral acceptability of one of the COVID-19 vaccines. An expert explains why there isn’t one ‘Catholic view’ on the issue.
From Queen Elizabeth to Willie Nelson, celebrities have long used their platforms to promote public health information. Why do people trust celebrities for health advice more than the government?
Stockpiles of this vaccine are going unused in France and Germany, and unfounded criticism of it may be partly to blame.
For anyone who has worked on crop improvement in Africa over the last three decades, the flood of misinformation around vaccines evokes an eerie sense of déjà vu.
As New Zealand prepares to roll out COVID-19 vaccines to the general population, health authorities will need to reach those who remain hesitant through information sources they trust.
Vaccination has been controversial from its beginning. Gaining people’s trust in vaccines has been crucial. An important part of that is a strong communications plan.
Our new research found gaps in COVID information available to culturally and linguistically diverse communities. But there are ways we can improve — because community ownership is crucial.
We analysed the public communication strategies that Australia and France used to promote childhood immunisation. There are lessons to be learned for the government’s current COVID vaccine campaign.
Though COVID-19 has killed Black Americans at nearly twice the rate as white Americans, Black people are the least likely racial group to say they’re eager to get the vaccine.
Roald Dahl’s daughter Olivia died of measles aged seven.
With a third of adults saying they likely won’t get the vaccine, the US has a herd immunity math problem.
How will governments convince enough people to get vaccinated to achieve herd immunity?