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Vaccine Science and Side Effects: How News Messages Affect Views on Vaccination

News about vaccine safety increases public acceptance of vaccines, but less so when juxtaposed with a personal narrative about side effects.

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Call for Applications: Health Communication Postdoctoral Fellow

Professor Andy Tan is hiring a postdoc to work with the Health Communication & Equity Lab.

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When the Message Matters, Use Science to Craft It

The new Message Effects Lab aims to understand and develop communication around what motivates specific behaviors for specific populations, including COVID-19 vaccination.

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Annenberg Researchers Use Data Science Skills for Social Justice

Jake Parelman and Matt O'Donnell are working with Amistad Law Project to track COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania prisons.

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Concerns over Infecting Others Matter More for Vaccination in Sparsely Populated Areas

Concerns over infecting others play a greater role in people’s willingness to be vaccinated in sparsely populated areas than dense urban ones, according to a new study.

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AHA! Lab Studies How Daily Moments Impact Long-Term Behavior

The Addiction, Health, and Adolescence Lab is led by Professor David Lydon-Staley.

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Virtual Reality Trains Public to Reverse Opioid Overdoses

Researchers have developed an immersive video to train people on carrying and using naloxone.

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How Misinformed Vaccine Beliefs Affect Policy Views

Vaccine misperceptions are the strongest driver of opposition to pro-vaccination public policies.

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Countering Anti-Vaccination Influences from Social Media — with Conversation

The flu vaccine is considered one of the great achievements in public health, but social media messages still abound with skepticism and falsehoods about vaccination.