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Registrations are now open for Collaboration on Social Science and Immunisation (COSSI) 2019 Workshop

Improving vaccine confidence demand and uptake.


This workshop will improve your vaccine communication skills and application of behavioural insights to strengthen immunisation programs and improve vaccine uptake. It is organised by the Collaboration on Social Science and Immunisation (COSSI) and the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS).


The workshop will offer a variety of presentations, facilitated discussions and case-based practice working sessions. The material will be presented by experts from the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe and Australian experts.


Key dates: 28 – 31 October 2019

Location: Holmes Building, Science Rd, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

Who should attend: program managers, immunisation providers, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health workers, policy makers, postgraduate students and researchers.

Program outline: 
Part 1/Day 1: Focus on dealing with vaccine critics (how to be a good spokesperson, interacting with the media etc.). Day 1 will include group exercises for participants to practice the strategies they are learning.

Part 1/Day 2 (morning): Focus on improving communication skills for conversations with vaccine hesitant individuals.

Part 2/Day 2 (afternoon): Focus on exploring how immunisation programs can improve vaccine confidence and uptake using behavioural insights/social science. 

Part 2/Day 3 and 4: Focus on behavioural insight training including practical examples and facilitated group work to apply the training to participants own work environment.

Flexible registration options are available: attend for just part 1 or 2 or for the full workshop. 


Full program:



For further information and to register, visit here