Policy makers require support in conceptualizing and assessing the impact that vaccination policies can have on the proportion of the population being vaccinated against COVID-19. To this purpose, we propose a behavioural economics-based framework to model vaccination choices. We calibrate our model using up-to-date surveys on people attitudes toward vaccination as well as estimates of COVID-19 infection and mortality rates and vaccine efficacy for the UK population. Our findings show that vaccine campaigns hardly reach herd immunity if the sceptics have real-time information on the proportion of the population being vaccinated and the negationists do not change their attitudes toward vaccination. Based on our results, we discuss the main implications of the model's application in the context of nudging and voluntariness versus mandatory rule-based policies.

Becchetti, L., Candio, P., & Salustri, F. (2021). Vaccine uptake and constrained decision making: The case of Covid-19. SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 289, 114410 [10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114410].

Vaccine uptake and constrained decision making: The case of Covid-19

Salustri F.
2021

Abstract

Policy makers require support in conceptualizing and assessing the impact that vaccination policies can have on the proportion of the population being vaccinated against COVID-19. To this purpose, we propose a behavioural economics-based framework to model vaccination choices. We calibrate our model using up-to-date surveys on people attitudes toward vaccination as well as estimates of COVID-19 infection and mortality rates and vaccine efficacy for the UK population. Our findings show that vaccine campaigns hardly reach herd immunity if the sceptics have real-time information on the proportion of the population being vaccinated and the negationists do not change their attitudes toward vaccination. Based on our results, we discuss the main implications of the model's application in the context of nudging and voluntariness versus mandatory rule-based policies.
Becchetti, L., Candio, P., & Salustri, F. (2021). Vaccine uptake and constrained decision making: The case of Covid-19. SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 289, 114410 [10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114410].
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