Improving Vaccination Rates in Australia: Analysing Media, Religion and Policy

January 2017December 2019
Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Research Fellowship

From 1999-2014 the percentage of unimmunised children across Australia nearly octupled. To improve vaccination rates this project will identify Australian-specific sources of vaccine hesitancies, including media persuasion and religious concerns. It will report on anti-vaccination media attributes, stakeholder feedback, Australian immunisation hesitancies, and provide recommendations for positively addressing vaccine objections.

Project members

Dr Tom Aechtner

Lecturer in Religion and Science