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Conférence : Increasing Vaccination: Contributions of Psychological Science

Publié le 19 novembre 2018 Mis à jour le 28 octobre 2019
le 5 décembre 2018 Maison De la Recherche - salle D31

Vaccination is one of the most effective long-term strategy for preventing diseases, yet persistent public-health problems include the phenomenon of vaccine hesitancy—defined as delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite the availability of vaccination services. Given that vaccine hesitancy is not uniform across a population, the World Health Organization’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization recommends to identify the specific factors leading to hesitancy in the subgroup so that the most appropriate intervention options can be applied. Following these recommendations, our research team has developed a research program putting psychological science into action. In this presentation, I will (i) begin by outlining the principles of psychology of judgment and decision-making in vaccination; then (ii) I will present findings of our studies on vaccination against pressing public health issues such as Ebola, HIV/AIDS, and Malaria; and finally (iii) I will present some of the implications of

Lonzozou Kpanake, Ph.D., Associate professor, Department of psychology, University of Quebec (TELUQ)