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

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

Vaccination and Trust – New publication by WHO/Euro authored by PIDI Lab members

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From the Abstract: When situations occur in which unwanted events are rightly or wrongly connected with vaccination, they may erode confidence in vaccines and the authorities delivering them. This document presents the scientific evidence behind WHO’s recommendations on building and … 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

New Publication: The Role of the Internet in Eliminating Infectious Diseases: Managing Perceptions and Misperceptions of vaccination (German Bundesgesundheitsblatt).

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Betsch, C. (2013). Die Rolle des Internets bei der Elimination von Infektionskrankheiten: zum Management von Wahrnehmungen und Fehlwahrnehmungen. [The Role of the Internet in Eliminating Infectious Diseases: Managing Perceptions and Misperceptions of vaccination]. Bundesgesundheitsblatt, 56:1279–1286. You can donwload the paper here.  You can … Weiterlesen

Habilitation eingereicht: Zur Rolle der Risikowahrnehmung und Risikokommunikation bei Präventionsentscheidungen am Beispiel der Impfentscheidung

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Im Oktober 2012 habe ich meine kumulative Habilitation an der Erziehungswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Erfurt eingereicht. Das Mantelpapier, das 13 meiner Veröffentlichungen zusammenfasst, kann hier runtergeladen werden.

New Publication: Inviting Free-Riders or Appealing to Prosocial Behavior? Game-Theoretical Reflections on Communicating Herd Immunity in Vaccine Advocacy

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to appear in Health Psychology (in press). Preview it here. C. Betsch, R. Böhm & L. Korn (University of Erfurt, Germany) Vaccination yields a direct effect by reducing infection but also has an indirect effect, herd immunity: If many individuals … Weiterlesen