Humorvolle Impfaufklärung – Keynote beim Österreichischen Impftag

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Impfen – Vermehrte Aufklärung oder Pflicht? Impfen ist in den meisten europäischen Ländern eine freiwillige Entscheidung. In letzter Zeit erregten immer wieder Länder Aufsehen, die manche Impfungen für Kinder verpflichten machten. In diesem Vortrag werde ich mögliche Folgen einer teilweisen … Weiterlesen

Drawbacks of communicating refugee vaccination rates – New publication in Lancet Infectious Diseases

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Often it is pointed out that the influx of migrants can be perceived as a health threat by host countries, leading to discrimination against refugees. To prevent discrimination, Kahn an colleagues (Lancet ID, 2017) recommend debunking misconceptions about disease risks. … Weiterlesen

Barriers of Influenza Vaccination Intention and Behavior – A Systematic Review of Influenza Vaccine Hesitancy, 2005 – 2016 – New publication in PLOS ONE

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  Influenza vaccine hesitancy is a significant threat to global efforts to reduce the burden of seasonal and pandemic influenza. Potential barriers of influenza vaccination need to be identified to inform interventions to raise awareness, influenza vaccine acceptance and uptake. … Weiterlesen

Open Science

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OPEN, TRANSPARENT, AND REPRODUCIBLE SCIENCE IS STRONGER SCIENCE. (Center for Open Science). PIDI Lab members acknowledge and support the notion that openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scholarly research is important. We have therefore recently started using the Open Science Framework, hosted by the … Weiterlesen

On the benefits of explaining herd immunity – New publication in Nature Human Behavior

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Most vaccines protect both the vaccinated individual and the community at large by building up herd immunity. Even though reaching disease-specific herd immunity thresholds is crucial for eliminating or eradicating certain diseases, explanation of this concept remains rare in vaccine … Weiterlesen