Holly Seale

masked man waits for the light rail in sydney

In Hong Kong, SARS created a new social norm, where people accepted mask use as part of their 'civic responsibility'.

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Woman showing vaccination.

What can we do to overcome vaccine hesitancy? Associate Professor Holly Seale, an infectious disease social scientist at UNSW Sydney Medicine and Health discusses what we can do to overcome this issue. 

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Community leaders or trusted work colleagues can be COVID vaccine advocates and help boost vaccination rates. Here are some simple steps they can take.

COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

Misleading claims about COVID-19 vaccines can negatively impact public confidence in immunisation uptake, a new UNSW Sydney study reveals. 

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Our well-meaning efforts to use images to help demystify the vaccination process or share our pride in getting a COVID vaccine can backfire.

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Achieving high COVID-19 vaccine uptake among health workers will not only protect these critical staff members, it will support high levels of uptake among the public.

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The best approach for protecting everyone’s health will require us to provide different vaccines to different people according to need and availability.

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A group of 28 vaccine researchers said we might have a vaccine by late-2021, though it could take until well into 2022.

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It's easy to judge people who escape from quarantine as not doing their bit. But if we use some basic principles from behavioural science, we might stop people wanting to escape in the first place.

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