Lesson 3 How media affect vaccination

  • Vaccination reach can be greatly affected by information presented in social media
  • Non-experts provide wrong information about vaccination, causing vaccine hesitancy within the population
  • Since social media are the main source of information, people are more likely to believe any kind of information that is provided
  • The information provided can even cause stress to the population
  • Not having enough knowledge can also cause the wrong judgement
  • THUS
  • Vaccine hesitancy is caused by not enough knowledge and information-necessary measures should be taken in order to educate people how to understand which news are fake and create customize public health information