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Vaccine hesitancy

Vaccines are one of the most effective public health tools available and have enabled the development of the world as we know it today. Every year, they prevent 3.5 to 5 million deaths from diseases such as measles, tetanus, whooping cough, influenza, and diphtheria. Despite this, there is a lot of misinformation around them, especially on social media, which can affect how young people perceive vaccines. 
 
To better understand this issue and to be able to combat it with real data, the citizen science platform Science4Pandemics has launched a questionnaire aimed at children aged 12 - 17, as well as their parents, to find out how young people perceive vaccines.

ObjectiveTo determine vaccine acceptability and vaccine hesitancy rates in teenagers aged 12 to 17 years old using the online platform S4P and their parents.

DurationThe survey questionnaire takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete.

AgeTeenagers aged 12 to 17 years and parents of teens aged 12 to 17.

To answer the questionnaire you need to register . You will find it in the Questionnaire Page.

Materials

If you want your students to learn more about citizen science and be part of a real collaborative research project, we encourage you to explore the following educational toolkit. Addressed to teachers, this material can be used to present Science4Pandemics, to educate students on preparedness and management of future pandemics, and to involve them in citizen science initiatives.

You will find a detailed proposal with the training sessions to develop the Science4Pandemics citizen science activities (the questionnaire of vaccine hesitancy and the one about the digitization of clinical trials) and to increase the learning about the citizen science core concepts.

If you are interested in implementing the training sessions proposed, you can download The Teaching Guide that details the support material needed in each session.

Science4Pandemics European Interschool Olympiad

Within the context of Science4Pandemics, the first European Interschool Olympiad will be held on the 20th January 2023 (from 10:00h to 13:00h) in which different questions on concepts related to the topic of infectious diseases will be asked in different formats.

The main objective of the contest is to promote the learning of the clinical characteristics, causes, prevention and treatment of the most common infectious diseases (HIV, Cholera, Covid-19, Malaria and Ebola).

The contest will include several tests. Divided into three categories, according to age. They will consist of answering questions on the specified topic in different formats: 

- Multiple choice. 
- True or false.
- Discard the wrong answer.
- Open questions: participants must respond in writing to the question posed. 
- Final test: detailed in the regulatory bases.

The participants of the different categories, specified in the regulatory bases, must answer all the tests in groups formed by 5 components, answering in a cooperative way, through teamwork and collective analysis and reflection. 

As support material, the teachers of the participating schools will be provided with educational cards with key information on the 5 infectious diseases: HIV, Cholera, Covid-19, Malaria and Ebola.

If you want to receive all the information of the activity (regulatory bases) or if you have any questions about the activity, do not hesitate to contact the project coordinator: info@science4pandemics.eu

You can REGISTER to the European Interschool Olympiad in the contact form below:


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