Let’s talk about hesitancy: enhancing confidence in vaccination and uptake

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Let’s talk about hesitancy. Stockholm: ECDC; 2016.

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This guide provides practical evidence-based and peer-reviewed advice for public health programme managers and communicators involved with immunisation services. It identifies ways to enhance people’s confidence in vaccination and addresses common issues which underlie vaccination hesitancy. The guide serves as a supplement to the ECDC guide Let’s talk about protection, which focuses on strengthening the capacities of healthcare providers to better address concerns about vaccination and tackle obstacles to vaccination uptake.

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Communication toolkit on immunisation: How to increase immunisation uptake

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This ECDC communication toolkit aims to support EU/EEA countries in their communication initiatives to increase immunisation uptake, in particular childhood vaccination. It provides template materials that health authorities can adapt to develop their own communication initiatives, in line with national, regional or local strategies and needs.

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Expert consultation meeting: Developing a training course on vaccine acceptance

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