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

More than 2 million for new joint research project, funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research

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Vaccination can prevent influenza and pneumococcal disease – which is especially important in the ederly. In this interdisciplinary project we will create an evidence-informed intervention to inform people 60+ about disease risks and benefits of vaccination. Partners: Press release: (German … Weiterlesen

Featured symposium @SMDM/Euro: VACCINE DECISION MAKING – FINDING EFFECTIVE WAYS TO INCREASE VACCINE UPTAKE

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The Society for Medical Decision Making invited me to gather a symposium on Vaccine Decision Making.I was glad that Adele Diederich, Steve Lewandowski, and Robert Böhm followed the invitation. Vaccinations save millions of lives and are considered one of the … Weiterlesen

Eckart von Hirschhausen will’s wissen

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  Wirkt Humor in der Gesundheitskommunikation? Text: Uni Erfurt Ohne Risiken, aber mit Nebenwirkungen: Studierende der Uni Erfurt bei Hirschhausen-Show Studierende der Uni Erfurt mit Dr. Eckart von Hirschhausen. Studium ohne Risiken, dafür aber mit jeder Menge humoristischen Nebenwirkungen gabs … Weiterlesen