Infectious diseases are a major public health concern globally. Vaccination has vastly reduced the global burden of vaccine preventable diseases but increasing and maintaining high levels of vaccine uptake is key to protecting not only the individual but also generating herd immunity. Understanding which strategies are most effective in achieving high levels of vaccine uptake is therefore vital.

Vials of COVID-19 vaccine and needles n a row

Project aim

To assess which interventions are most effective in increasing vaccine uptake.

Anticipated impacts

Our review will help inform vaccination strategies that achieve high levels of vaccine uptake. The information generated will be of relevance to the roll-out of new vaccines for COVID-19 and other emerging infections as well as those already in use for other diseases.


NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation at University of Bristol.

Lead researchers