Vaccine hesitancy

Vaccine hesitancy refers to delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite availability of vaccination services. Vaccine hesitancy is complex and context specific varying across time, place and vaccines. It includes factors such as complacency, convenience and confidence.

ECDC’s focus is to provide information about hesitant populations, determinants of hesitancy and outcomes of research on the topic, to allow public health to be better informed about the nature of hesitant populations’ concerns, and respond appropriately. In particular, ECDC provides guides and toolkits for healthcare workers, immunisation programme managers and public health experts to support their efforts in addressing vaccine hesitancy.

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Catalogue of interventions addressing vaccine hesitancy

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Let’s talk about hesitancy: enhancing confidence in vaccination and uptake

technical guidance -

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Vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers and their patients in Europe

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Rapid literature review on motivating hesitant population groups in Europe to vaccinate

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Review of outbreaks and barriers to MMR vaccination coverage among hard to reach populations in European countries

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