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I Immunise: An evaluation of a values-based campaign to change attitudes and beliefs

Attwell, K. and Freeman, M. (2015) I Immunise: An evaluation of a values-based campaign to change attitudes and beliefs. Vaccine, 33 (46). pp. 6235-6240.

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This paper presents results of a study determining the efficacy of a values based approach to changing vaccination attitudes. It reports an evaluation survey of the "I Immunise" campaign, conducted in Fremantle, Western Australia, in 2014. "I Immunise" explicitly engaged with values and identity; formulated by locals in a community known for its alternative lifestyles and lower-than-national vaccine coverage rates. Data was collected from 304 online respondents. The campaign polarised attitudes towards vaccination and led some to feel more negatively. However, it had an overall positive response with 77% of participants. Despite the campaign only resonating positively with a third of parents who had refused or doubted vaccines, it demonstrates an important in-road into this hard-to-reach group.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Management and Governance
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2015 The Authors.
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