About the project
Australians were offered a COVID-19 vaccine to help protect their families against coronavirus, and to build an effective COVID-19 vaccination program, researchers needed to develop knowledge around the best way to communicate with the public about new vaccines and policies.
Coronavax used 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 was communicated with State and Commonwealth Government employees and stakeholders through a series of open discussions. These sessions aimed to shape the COVID-19 vaccination rollout, ensuring important community concerns were taken into account.
This project was 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.
The project aimed to build dialogue between the community and government to uncover the conditions necessary for high uptake of the vaccine.
Our collaborators and funding partners
Study examines spread of COVID vaccine information online
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COVID vaccine mandate prompts SES volunteers in WA like Nathan Foster to walk away
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Quashing COVID-19 vaccine misinformation in culturally diverse communities
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WA has been at war for 18 months, so a post-COVID life could be a tough sell
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