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1 GREQAM - Groupement de Recherche en Économie Quantitative d-Aix-Marseille 2 CES - Centre d-économie de la Sorbonne 3 CERSES - Centre de recherche sens, ethique, société

Abstract : Vaccination campaigns to prevent the spread of epidemics are successful only if the targeted populations subscribe to the recommendations of health authorities. However, because compulsory vaccination is hardly conceivable in modern democracies, governments need to convince their populations through efficient and persuasive information campaigns. In the context of the swine-origin A (H1N1) 2009 pandemic, we use an interactive study among the general public in the South of France, with 175 participants, to explore what type of information can induce change in vaccination intentions at both aggregate and individual levels. We find that individual attitudes to vaccination are based on rational appraisal of the situation, and that it is information of a purely scientific nature that has the only significant positive effect on intention to vaccinate.

keyword : France experiment interactive information vaccination influenza A (H1N1) attitudes





Author: Olivier Chanel - Stephane Luchini - Sébastien Massoni - Jean-Christophe Vergnaud -

Source: https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/



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