WORKING GROUP

BOOSTING VACCINES CONFIDENCE TO INCREASE UPTAKE OF COVID-19 & ALL VACCINES


The Third Policy Working Group in 2021 looks at the ever-important and overarching task of increasing vaccine confidence. The Working Group of key stakeholders, experts and association representatives aim to identify the changes in awareness, understanding, and emerging anti-vaxxer sentiments across Europe. Online misinformation is on the rise and the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine offers hope. However, this hope is set within the context of contracted vaccine development timelines for the COVID vaccines. The rise of conspiracy theories leaves overall vaccine confidence open to being hijacked by anti-vaxxers. Individuals and Groups are increasingly equipped with more tools and are fueled by the increased interest of vast populations in vaccines and protection along with COVID-19 conspiracy theories. This creates a dangerous mix that if not properly and proactively managed could have a negative impact on all vaccine uptake. We must seize the unique opportunity for vaccine confidence to be boosted across Europe.

If you wish to participate please nominate yourself or your organisation

 
         
         
 

Members of each group collaborating throughout the year through online tools and the Vaccines Together Platform.

 
 

BRIEFINGS 

 

DISCUSSIONS

 
 

STATEMENTS 

 

SUGGESTED ACTIONS

 
         
         
         
 

MEMBERS

     
 

Jess McNamara (EPSA) ● Daphne Holt (CLCI) ● Nenad Miljković (EAHP) ● Mihai Craiu ● Barbara Rath (ViVI) ● Mariano Votta (ACN) ● Roy Philip ● Catherine Weil Olivier ● Silvia Romeo (Think Young) ● Marianne Chagnon (UEMS) ● Elizabeth Adams (EFN) ● Alison Maaasen (EuroHealthNet) ● Maria Viegas (EMSA) ● Sam Nye (CoMO) ● Daniela Quaggia (ACN) ● Gary Finnegan (Vaccines Today) ● Irena Bralic

 

 
         
 

SUGGESTED ACTIONS AND CAMPAIGNS 2021/22

 
 

Based on all the work and collaboration between the Working Groups, both in the Expert mapping surveys and the Working Groups that took place in 2020, the reports include Observations, Challenges, Strategies and Suggested Campaigns/Actions for each barrier or observation.

Working alongside partners and supporters we will then tackle as many areas and conduct as many proposed actions as possible to overcome barriers to vaccination uptake.