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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 and Global Health learn from the COVID-19 vaccination campaign? A discussion with Prof. Heike Klüver (Principal Investigator, Cluster of Excellence "SCRIPTS"), Dr. Katrin Schmelz (Postdoctoral Researcher, Cluster of Excellence "Politics of Inequality", Universität Konstanz), Dr. Martin Bergfelder (Head of Corona Taskforce, Federal Foreign Office Germany), and Prof. Mujaheed Shaikh (Professor of Health Governance, Hertie School). Moderation: Julia Vismann, science journalist

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 global 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 international 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.

Livestream: On YouTube, Link: https://youtu.be/1NjSMz-9wtU

Attendance on site: Please register here in our registration portal. Free Admission.

To access the Humboldt Lab, a 3G-proof (vaccinated, tested or recovered) is necessary. A mask must be worn inside the building.

You can reach the Humboldt Forum with the buses 100, 300 and N5, stop Lustgarten, and 147, stop Berliner Schloss. The closest underground station Museumsinsel and the underground and S-Bahn station Alexanderplatz are barrier-free. Disabled parking spaces are available.

The Humboldt Laboratory is on the 1st floor, lifts are available. A tactile floor guidance system in connection with tactile floor plans makes it easier for blind and visually impaired people to find their way around. Wheelchairs, rollators, mobile seating and buggies are available for loan — please contact us.

Time & Location

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

Humboldt Lab at Humboldt Forum Berlin, Schlossplatz, 10178 Berlin