During the COVID-19 pandemic, discussions with peers played a large role in people’s decisions around vaccination, new research from UNSW Sydney shows.
The Kirby Institute is calling for people at risk of monkeypox to enrol in the TraX study to help shape the public health response.
A review of COVID booster acceptance statistics suggests we may be unlikely to see coverage go much beyond 80 per cent – but we can still learn from others’ mistakes when it comes to health messaging.
Lessons from the HIV epidemic should be applied to efficiently tackle the monkeypox outbreak and to avoid stigma.
Fourth COVID shots have been approved for over-30s, a necessary step to help protect Australians this winter. But we should be doing more.
UNSW psychology researchers have shown how to better communicate key messages and avoid misinformation.
It’s no secret Australia’s vaccine rollout had a rocky start… but now, 18 months later, our vaccination rate is amongst the highest in the world.
But our impressive 80 per cent+ coverage doesn't tell the full story...
For starters, we need to start thinking of fully vaccinated as three doses, not two. But vaccines alone won’t be enough.
It isn’t mandatory to be vaccinated and some regard it as a private matter. So what is the best way to way to ask someone their vaccination status?
As Australia edges closer to vaccination rollout targets needed to open international borders, big businesses have been stepping up. But is it their role to speed up a government plan?