|dc.description.abstract||main goal of the project “IENE11- Empowering nurses and healthcare professionals to promote vaccination and tackle vaccine hesitancy- PROVAC project” is to increase the level of knowledge on vaccine and vaccination of the healthcare professionals and support them to promote vaccination and tackle with vaccine hesitancy by provision of reliable, trustful and up-to-date information sources on vaccine and vaccination, by creating information tools addressing people coming from disadvantaged groups and people that are more vaccine hesitant to help them get better informed, overcome their fears and strengthening confidence in vaccines. Under this general aim, the aims of the Intellectual Output 1 (IO1) were to collect current understanding on the knowledge on vaccine and vaccination of general people and the way that healthcare professionals can be supported to promote vaccination and tackle with vaccine hesitancy by provision of reliable, trustful and up-to- date information sources on vaccine and vaccination. In other words, the aim of the IO1 of this project was the creation of a compendium of valuable and trustful informative sources on different issues of vaccination and immunization, promoting vaccination and tackle vaccine hesitancy.
Decision-making on having or not a vaccination has been found related to individuals’ education, emotional response, understanding, personal values, culture, and social norms. During the Covid-19 pandemic, vaccination rates have been found lower among people belonging to racial/ethnic minority populations and other underserved and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups. In addition, misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccines has been easily accessible in many languages creating an urgency for health campaigns to face misinformation with factual, culturally and linguistically appropriate messaging. Health care professionals should be able to deal with ethical concerns for example those related to the use of fetal cell lines in some vaccines. The vaccination for Covid-19 is not the only case. It could be considered the tip of the iceberg, which is visible because of the pandemic.
Thus, this information guide includes informative sources in four languages (EL, EN, ES, RO), referring to all types of vaccines. This information guide is a tool to be used not only by the general population, but also by health professionals, as their advice is very important for people to decide whether to accept vaccines.||es_ES