Addressing vaccine hesitancy in Europe
VAX-TRUST examines vaccine hesitancy as a broad societal phenomenon. We understand that many individuals have doubts about vaccination. Also healthcare professionals may question scientific evidence and recommendations on vaccinations. We value different perspectives and are interested in the societal factors that shape beliefs and attitudes towards vaccinations in current-day societies.
Our consortium consists of 10 partner organisations in 7 European countries. The project is carried out in Finland, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. Our selection of participating countries is based on national healthcare system diversity.
We aim at increasing knowledge about the situation of vaccine hesitancy in specific regions and understanding deeply the position of different actors in terms of vaccine hesitancy. We are especially interested in the perceptions and reflections on vaccines and vaccination programmes of vaccine hesitant parents and healthcare professionals.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 965280. The project is coordinated by Tampere University.