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

Senior Lecturer in Religion and Science
School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry