Anti-vaccine activists, Web 2.0, and the postmodern paradigm – An overview of tactics and tropes used online by the anti-vaccination movementArchived
The arguments of anti-vaccine groups mix scientific evidence (e.g. on side effects) with their views in a manner that makes it very difficult to differentiate between the two, and are often effective using emotional communication. Recognizing antivaccine tropes is essential in order to critically evaluate the information and misinformation encountered online.
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Innovations in communication: the Internet and the psychology of vaccination decisionsArchived
30 Apr 2012 - The paper provides a very interesting psychological insight behind the choice of refusing vaccination.
Influenza vaccination of health care workers in hospitals - a review of studies on attitudes and predictorsArchived
28 Jan 2011 - Influenza vaccination of healthcare workers (HCW) reduces the risk of infection, influenza-like illness, absenteeism and presenteeism among staff and appears to prevent nosocomial infections and associated morbidity and mortality among their patients.