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Berlin Science Week Panel | How (not) to Increase Vaccination Willingness

Nov 08, 2021 | 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

What can Public Health learn from the COVID-19 vaccination campaign? A discussion with Heike Klüver (Principal Investigator, SCRIPTS Cluster of Excellence), Katrin Schmelz (Postdoctoral Researcher, Politics of Inequality Cluster of Excellence), and Public Health Experts.

Comprehensive vaccination is seen as the most important measure for containing the Covid-19 pandemic. The majority of governmental leaders as well as scientists seem to agree that policies of direct enforcement stand in contradiction to or at least challenge certain principles of liberal societies. In light of a slowdown or even a stagnation of the vaccination rate, the question arises which kind of policies are best suited to spur the vaccination uptake in order to reach a herd-immunity target.

What can be said at this point  about the group of unvaccinated people in Germany? Which strategies are most effective in increasing the willingness to be vaccinated? What is the relation between enforcement, public trust and vaccine acceptance?

On a broader level, what could be the learnings for public health about strengthening citizen compliance? In light of these findings and recent trends, which shape should the vaccination campaigns take for the remainder of the pandemic – not only in Germany but on the level of cooperation?

Researchers of the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script – SCRIPTS”, the Cluster of Excellence “The Politics of Inequality” as well as Public and Global Health experts from medicinal research, governmental institutions such as the Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt) and/or international organizations discuss these and other questions. The aim is to foster an interdisciplinary knowledge exchange between theory and practice, between science, public administration and society.

Attending the Event

This is a hybrid event taking place at the Humboldt Lab, Berlin. Information for those you would like to participate on site will follow.

Time & Location

Nov 08, 2021 | 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

Humboldt Lab at Humboldt Forum Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin