A report from the Annenberg Public Policy Center explains why the federal vaccine safety reporting system, or VAERS, should be renamed.
Women of Childbearing Age More Doubtful About Safety of Flu, Covid-19 Vaccines During Pregnancy
The policy center's spring 2023 ASAPH report finds that women of childbearing age are more likely than other adults to doubt the safety of vaccination against Covid-19 and flu during pregnancy.
Flu Vaccination Rate Holds Steady But Misinformation About Flu and Covid Persists
An Annenberg Science Knowledge survey of over 1,600 U.S. adults finds that many have a base of knowledge about the flu, but misinformation about flu, Covid-19, and vaccination persists.
APPC Receives Support to Expand Model to Combat Deceptive Claims About Health
The Annenberg Public Policy Center has received support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to expand a new model for blunting the impact of deceptive claims about health.
The Whoppers of ’22: FactCheck.org Reviews the Year’s Worst Political and Viral Deceptions
FactCheck.org has released its list of the Whoppers of '22, its annual review of the year's worst political and viral deceptions. Political appeals to fear were as popular as ever -- and Covid-19 misinformation continued to be a huge problem online.
What U.S. Adults Know and Believe About Polio and the Bivalent Covid Booster
The latest Annenberg Science Knowledge (ASK) national panel survey examines public knowledge and beliefs about the poliovirus, the bivalent Covid-19 vaccine booster, monkeypox, and other matters of public health.
Pre-Pandemic Conspiratorial Mindset Predicted Hesitance to Accept Covid-19 Vaccine
A new panel study from APPC researchers shows that people who evinced a conspiracy mentality in 2019, prior to the pandemic, were subsequently more likely to believe Covid-19 conspiracy theories.
Annenberg Debuts Science and Public Health Knowledge Monitor
APPC is launching a science and health knowledge monitor comprising quarterly survey reports to track national levels of health knowledge and misinformation over time.
Misinformation About Vaccine Safety Drives Reluctance to Vaccinate Children
New article from APPC researchers shows misbeliefs about vaccine safety predicted hesitancy to vaccinate children ages 5 to 11, even among vaccinated U.S. adults.