VaccAtt is an interdisciplinary research project, in which the aim is to investigate opinions about vaccines and immunization practices and to explore the relationship between different attitudes and how they are related to people’s beliefs, convictions, and values. Large-scale data collections will be conducted in the following three populations: 1) parents of small children, 2) healthcare workers, and 3) adults in a region with low vaccine coverage.
VaccAtt consists of mainly two research groups; one in psychology and one in theology. The material will be analyzed from perspectives relevant to each research field. The studies conducted within the project will contribute to the ongoing discussion about vaccines and immunization practices in society and academia. The information can also be used to improve the communication between patients and health personnel. VaccAtt is a collaborative project between researchers at the University of Turku and the Åbo Akademi University. The research group is funded by the Academy of Finland, Inez and Julius Polin -institute for Research in Theology, Turku Institute for Advances Studies, and the Åbo Akademi University Foundation.