The psychology of vaccine acceptance, hesitancy and refusal

Richard Clarke

Tuesday, April 16 2019 at 12:00AM

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38 West Street
PO19 1RP

Tel: 01243 783185

Richard Clarke

What's the talk about?

The reasons why an individual may refuse a vaccine that is backed by extremely strong safety and efficacy evidence are wide ranging and complex. In this talk, Richard Clarke will introduce you to the concept of Vaccine Hesitancy and explain how risk perception, uncertainty, social influence and, above all, trust plays a role in vaccine delay, selection and refusal.

Spoiler: Strangely enough just saying, “Vaccinate your damn kids!” might not be the most effective health communication strategy out there. Who’d have thought it?

Richard Clarke is a health psychologist and final year PhD candidate with The Vaccine Confidence Project ( based at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Richard's area of expertise focuses on the social science related to vaccine delivery.

All are welcome — we look forward to an engaging and informative evening. Entry is £3.