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February 2016

The 5As: A practical taxonomy for the determinants of vaccine uptake.

We validated an intuitive, pragmatic taxonomy for the determinants of vaccine uptake which facilitates mutual understanding of root causes of poor uptake.

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October 2023

Call-to-Action: Countries in the Middle East Region must act now to increase influenza immunization rates and protect the vulnerable.

A multidisciplinary group of subject matter experts analysed the reasons for suboptimal influenza immunization rates across the Middle East region using a methodology based upon the 6As taxonomy of determinants of vaccine uptake.
They then identified targeted actions that countries could take to better protect their vulnerable populations against the influenza virus with vaccination.
Organised by MENA-ISN and Irimi, the findings of the workshop were distilled into a Call-to-Action which is here in English, Arabic and French.

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October 2022

Touch Medical Media Services. Angus Thomson: Barriers to vaccine acceptance in a post-COVID world

Dr Angus Thomson discusses the global acceptance and uptake of COVID-19 vaccination, the key determinants of vaccine uptake, barriers, and interventions to improve and overcome these barriers

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July 2022

UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti. What is driving parental/caregiver decisions to vaccinate children against #covid19?

In a guest editorial for the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti COVID thematic quarterly digest Dr. Thomson, Benjamin Hickler and Stephen Hills reviewed some of the key evidence. Dr. Thomson highlighted the Protection Motivation Theory which may explain some vaccine decision making.

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July 2022

Compte-rendu des Rencontres Francophones : « Hésitation vaccinale et préparation aux futures pandémies »

Dr. Thomson a participé dans une concertation dans le cadre de la 75e session de l’Assemblée mondiale de la Santé, la Représentation de l’OIF auprès des Offices des Nations unies à Genève et à Vienne (RPGV) avec des ministres de la Santé de l’espace francophone, notamment ceux du Bénin, du Congo, de la Côte d’Ivoire, de Djibouti du Tchad, du Togo et de la Tunisie.

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February 2022

Sabin Vaccine Institute: Social Media Listening for Improved Vaccine Acceptance

Global health and communications experts shared their experience using social media listening to drive programming decisions for improved vaccine uptake, specifically focused on minority and vulnerable populations

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September 2021

Bloomberg: To Reach Vaccine Holdouts, Scientists Take a Page From Digital Marketing

Speaking to Kristen Brown of Bloomberg, Dr. Thomson said: “We should be valuing and investing in public trust as much as we value and invest in vaccines. Because without any public trust, there’s no public immunity.”

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June 2021

FIU. COVID-19: inequidades y reticencia a la vacunación, ¿qué está pasando?

La Universidad Internacional de Florida presento la segunda Cumbre Internacional de Expertos en Vacunas COVID-19.

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June 2021

El Pais: Un nuevo método para vacunar contra los bulos

“En estos tiempos en que impera una mayor ansiedad e incertidumbre, la gente tiene muchas preguntas y preocupaciones perfectamente razonables sobre las vacunas. Y no podemos abordar sus dudas si primero no las entendemos”, explica Angus Thomson

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January 2021

VICE: Western Anti-Vaxxers Are Undermining COVID Vaccine Rollouts in African Countries

Dr. Thomson spoke to Hannah Ritchie of VICE World News. “We regularly detect deliberately engineered misinformation from international vaccine-critical accounts in online conversations in Africa,” said Angus Thomson

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