About the project 

The safest and most effective COVID-19 vaccine will not restore our way of life unless it reaches the arms of the population. Australians will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect their families against coronavirus, and to build an effective COVID-19 vaccination program, researchers need to develop knowledge around the best way to communicate with the public about new vaccines and policies. 

Coronavax uses qualitative interviews and social media analysis to explore Western Australians’ concerns, motivations and information needs regarding COVID-19 vaccination. A summary of findings from the Coronavax Project will be communicated with State and Commonwealth Government employees and stakeholders through a series of open discussions. These sessions aim to shape the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, ensuring important community concerns are taken into account.

This project is a joint initiative of The University of Western Australia, home to the VaxPol Lab, and the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases, based at Telethon Kids Institute.


Our aim

The project seeks to build dialogue between the community and government to uncover the conditions necessary for high uptake of the vaccine. 

Our collaborators and funding partners



Participant groups




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Contact us 

If you have any questions, please contact the study staff by emailing