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Vaccines 2013, 1(3), 293-304; doi:10.3390/vaccines1030293
Communication

A Multidisciplinary Research Agenda for Understanding Vaccine-Related Decisions

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Received: 9 June 2013; in revised form: 21 June 2013 / Accepted: 2 July 2013 / Published: 18 July 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Confidence in Vaccines)
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Abstract: There is increasingly broad global recognition of the need to better understand determinants of vaccine acceptance. Fifteen social science, communication, health, and medical professionals (the “Motors of Trust in Vaccination” (MOTIV) think tank) explored factors relating to vaccination decision-making as a step to building a multidisciplinary research agenda. One hundred and forty seven factors impacting decisions made by consumers, professionals, and policy makers on vaccine acceptance, delay, or refusal were identified and grouped into three major categories: cognition and decision-making; groups and social norms; and communication and engagement. These factors should help frame a multidisciplinary research agenda to build an evidence base on the determinants of vaccine acceptance to inform the development of interventions and vaccination policies.
Keywords: vaccination; policy; communication; attitudes vaccination; policy; communication; attitudes
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Larson, H.; Leask, J.; Aggett, S.; Sevdalis, N.; Thomson, A. A Multidisciplinary Research Agenda for Understanding Vaccine-Related Decisions. Vaccines 2013, 1, 293-304.

AMA Style

Larson H, Leask J, Aggett S, Sevdalis N, Thomson A. A Multidisciplinary Research Agenda for Understanding Vaccine-Related Decisions. Vaccines. 2013; 1(3):293-304.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Larson, Heidi; Leask, Julie; Aggett, Sian; Sevdalis, Nick; Thomson, Angus. 2013. "A Multidisciplinary Research Agenda for Understanding Vaccine-Related Decisions." Vaccines 1, no. 3: 293-304.


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