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Nov 3
19:00 - 21:00
pubTALK - Confidence and hesitancy: The importance of the social sciences in vaccine uptake

Up until fairly recently women were broadly advised not to take medication during their pregnancy. This changed in 2009 when the influenza vaccination, and three years later the whooping cough vaccination, became widely recommended as effective means of protecting mothers during pregnancy, and infants shortly after birth, from potentially life threatening diseases. The change has presented a unique landscape for studying the concept of vaccine hesitancy and the reasoning behind why an individual may refuse a vaccine when offered.

Rosie and Richard are current PhD students associated with The Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. In this talk they will discuss some of the social science literature on vaccine hesitancy and talk about their current research into vaccine hesitancy during pregnancy. Rosie from an anthropology, qualitative perspective and Richard from a psychology, quantitative perspective.

pubTALK is a monthly series of informal lectures and discussions, held at the pub! A typical pubTALK features a short talk from an expert on a particular topic, followed by an open Q&A. Speakers and attendees are encouraged to stay for a drink afterwards to continue the discussion informally.

pubTALKs are held on the first Thursday of every month, at 7pm, at the Jolly Sailor in Canterbury. The talks are free to attend, and everyone is welcome.

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The Jolly Sailor,
75 Northgate,
Canterbury CT1 1BA
United Kingdom


Open to Everyone,

Free to attend (although you will need to pay for your own food/drinks!)

Contact: Keli Jenner
T: 01227 827716


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