Coronavirus (1378) Communicating risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccine (2)

13 October, 2021

I disagree with the “three great reasons” why people are supposed to refuse the COVID-19 vaccine [ A study we conducted in 5 West Africa countries showed that the main reason for the non-adherence to the COVID-19 preventive measures and for not taking the vaccine is a feeling of not being at risk ( and Risk communication studies have shown that the main reasons for people to follow or not follow the public health recommendations is their risk perception (

To understand vaccine and protective measures resistances there is no other way then conducting field studies on the risk perception.

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Bernard Seytre


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HIFA profile: Bernard Seytre is a Consultant at BNSCommunication in France. Professional interests: Health communication and education. Email address: seytre AT