Protest tegen vaccinaties | Gesprek met arts infectieziektebestrijding Daphne Bussink en gedragswetenschapper Lisa Vandeberg
Protest tegen vaccinaties | Gesprek met arts infectieziektebestrijding Daphne Bussink en gedragswetenschapper Lisa Vandeberg

Resistance to Vaccinations

More and more parents are deciding not to vaccinate their children against the standard childhood diseases in The Netherlands, with the result that vaccination rates have currently dropped to the point where almost vanished childhood diseases are resurfacing. Come hear infectious disease physician Daphne Bussink and behavioral scientist Lisa Vandeberg talk about vaccine hesitation.

A measles outbreak in Brabant and babies dying of whooping cough; the consequences of opposition to vaccinations are being felt in the Netherlands. More and more parents are deciding not to vaccinate their children against the standard childhood diseases, with the result that vaccination rates have currently dropped to the point where almost vanished childhood diseases are resurfacing. Come hear infectious disease physician Daphne Bussink and behavioral scientist Lisa Vandeberg talk about vaccine hesitation.

Trust

Since 2015, the percentage of children who received the basic infectious disease vaccinations has been declining. The vaccination rate among infants and toddlers has now dropped below 90 percent for the first time in decades, the limit needed to prevent outbreaks. What motivates parents not to vaccinate their children? Does it have to do with distrust in the government and fear of the possible side effects of a vaccine? Or does it have to do with trust in the child's own immune system? Can going through a childhood illness indeed make your child stronger?

Infectious disease physician Daphne Bussink and behavioral scientist Lisa Vandeberg of Radboudumc and Radboud University explain why people doubt vaccinations against preventable infectious diseases. They tell all about the sense and nonsense surrounding vaccinations and the consequences of declining vaccination rates. Because we should not protest against vaccinations, but rather against preventable infectious diseases.
 

About the speakers

Daphne Bussink is PhD candidate at Radboudumc and infectious disease physician in training. She conducts research on vaccine hesitation and decision-making.

Lisa Vandeberg is behavioral scientist at Radboud University. She researches how people make decisions and looks at vaccination doubt in this context.

 

Radboud Sounds | Science festival about protest

This programme is part of Radboud Sounds | Science Festival on protestWith live music, talks, soundbites and more on Friday, June 14, 2024, at Doornroosje, Nijmegen. Scientists from Radboud University shine their light on the science of protest from various disciplines. Doornroosje programmes the live acts. Put together your own programme and immerse yourself in science and music.  Watch the aftermovie of Radboud Sounds 2023.

 

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Organizational unit
Radboud Reflects
Theme
Behaviour, Media & Communication, Science, Health & Healthcare