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dc.contributor.authorLawes-Wickwar, Sadie
dc.contributor.authorGhio, Daniela
dc.contributor.authorTang, Mei Yee
dc.contributor.authorKeyworth, Chris
dc.contributor.authorStanescu, Sabina
dc.contributor.authorWestbrook, Juliette
dc.contributor.authorJenkinson, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorKassianos, Angelos P.
dc.contributor.authorScanlan, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorGarnett, Natalie
dc.contributor.authorLaidlaw, Lynn
dc.contributor.authorHowlett, Neil
dc.contributor.authorCarr, Natalie
dc.contributor.authorStanulewicz, Natalia
dc.contributor.authorGuest, Ella
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Daniella
dc.contributor.authorSutherland, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorByrne-Davis, Lucie
dc.contributor.authorChater, Angel M.
dc.contributor.authorHart, Jo
dc.contributor.authorArmitage, Chris
dc.contributor.authorShorter, Gillian
dc.contributor.authorSwanson, Vivien
dc.contributor.authorEpton, Tracy
dc.identifier.citationLawes-Wickwar S, Ghio D, Tang MY, Keyworth C, Stanescu S, Westbrook J, Jenkinson E, Kassianos AP, Scanlan D, Garnett N, Laidlaw L, Howlett N, Carr N, Stanulewicz N , Guest E, Watson D, Sutherland L, Byrne-Davis L, Chater AM, Hart J, Armitage CJ , Shorter GW, Swanson V, Epton T (2021) 'A rapid systematic review of public responses to health messages encouraging vaccination against infectious diseases in a pandemic or epidemic', Vaccines, 9 (2), pp.72-.en_US
dc.description.abstractPublic health teams need to understand how the public responds to vaccination messages in a pandemic or epidemic to inform successful campaigns encouraging the uptake of new vaccines as they become available. A rapid systematic review was performed by searching PsycINFO, MEDLINE,, OSF Preprints and PsyArXiv Preprints in May 2020 for studies including at least one health message promoting vaccine uptake of airborne-, droplet- and fomite-spread viruses. Included studies were assessed for quality using the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool (MMAT) or the Assessment of Multiple Systematic Reviews (AMSTAR), and for patient and public involvement (PPI) in the research. Thirty-five articles were included. Most reported messages for seasonal influenza (n = 11; 31%) or H1N1 (n = 11; 31%). Evidence from moderate to high quality studies for improving vaccine uptake included providing information about virus risks and vaccination safety, as well as addressing vaccine misunderstandings, offering vaccination reminders, including vaccination clinic details, and delivering mixed media campaigns across hospitals or communities. Behavioural influences (beliefs and intentions) were improved when: shorter, risk-reducing or relative risk framing messages were used; the benefits of vaccination to society were emphasised; and beliefs about capability and concerns among target populations (e.g., vaccine safety) were addressed. Clear, credible, messages in a language target groups can understand were associated with higher acceptability. Two studies (6%) described PPI in the research process. Future campaigns should consider the beliefs and information needs of target populations in their design, including ensuring that vaccine eligibility and availability is clear, and messages are accessible. More high quality research is needed to demonstrate the effects of messaging interventions on actual vaccine uptake.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectpublic health messagesen_US
dc.subjectSubject Categories::H123 Public Health Engineeringen_US
dc.titleA rapid systematic review of public responses to health messages encouraging vaccination against infectious diseases in a pandemic or epidemicen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Londonen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Salforden_US
dc.contributor.departmentNewcastle Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Manchesteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Southamptonen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bathen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of West Englanden_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Communication, Policy, and Research, Education Supporten_US
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Psychology Exchange Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Groupen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Hertfordshireen_US
dc.contributor.departmentManchester Metropolitan Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDe Montfort Universityen_US
dc.contributor.departmentBehavioural Insight, Edinburghen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen_US
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