Report 39: Motivation, well-being and vaccination attitudes in Omikron times
Published on 19 January 2022 We have entered a new phase of the pandemic: the omicron variant is making a widespread breakthrough, the number of daily infections is rising to unprecedented levels, the testing strategy used so far is no longer tenable and the quarantine rules in schools have been adjusted several times. Primary school children and their parents are invited to be vaccinated against the ... Read More
Report 38: Omicron, childhood vaccination and end-of-year celebrations: what do we think?
Published on 21 December 2021 For the second time, we celebrate the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and, more than ever, the evolution of the epidemiological situation is unpredictable. The fourth wave is subsiding, but the number of hospital admissions is still high. It took three consecutive consultation committees which were met with much scepticism from both the media and the public.
Report 37: There is still support for the measures, but no longer for the corona policy
Published on 8 December 2021 During a rather carefree summer, we could once again taste freedom: vaccinations went like clockwork, the Covid Safe Ticket was introduced - the name alone gave hope - and even the mouth masks disappeared from the streets. We could still expect an increase in infections in the autumn, but that would ... Read More
Report 36: On the threshold of entanglement: Attitudes towards additional measures and a vaccination card.
Published on 16 November 2021 With the number of infections and patients in intensive care rising rapidly, the GEMS, the government's advisory body, deemed it necessary to propose strictures. To allow the advisory committee to make evidence-based decisions, on 15 and 16 November we surveyed 2594 people (average age = 48.68 years; 69.3% highly educated; 72.6% vaccinated; ... Read More
Report 35: How risk-aware and motivated is the population still, and what is the role of the corona pass in this?
Published on 12 November 2021 During a quiet summer and after a successful vaccination campaign, the gates to freedom were opened with hope, but in the meantime a dampener of joy followed. Corona figures rose again in recent weeks. The abolition of compulsory mouth masks in public places and shops was reversed and other interventions were introduced (Covid Safe Ticket) or are being considered ... Read More
Report 34: Is there still motivational support for the measures in various regions?
Published on 9 September 2021 Last weekend, several Flemish politicians stated that the support base for the corona measures has completely evaporated. The public would no longer be prepared to follow the remaining health measures. Is this true? While the vaccination campaign is going well in Flanders and Wallonia, Brussels is lagging behind: the risk of infection and illness is higher there. What influence does the ... Read More
Report 33: Motivation for the measures and attitudes towards the Covid-Safe Ticket and mandatory vaccination.
Published on 14 July 2021 The Belgian vaccination campaign is going very well, although there are regional differences. In this context, the question arises as to how we deal with all kinds of behavioural measures. Are we still motivated to follow them? Do we want to abandon some or all of these measures completely or do we prefer to remain cautious? Another tricky issue is how to ... Read More
Report 32: Requiring healthcare workers to vaccinate: a good idea?
Published on 14 July 2021 Now that health professionals in a number of other European countries are being obliged to vaccinate, the debate is once again being reopened in Belgium. In the motivation barometer, we asked health professionals (N=4771) and people from the general population (N=25056) how they felt about such an obligation. This question was put to three groups of people: those who are opposed to the ... Read More
Report 31: Seduce, Persuade and/or Inform? How can we deal with vaccine doubters?
Published on 23 June 2021 The vaccination campaign is now at cruising speed. More than 65% of the Belgian adult population have received their first vaccination. Many hundreds of thousands will follow suit in the coming weeks. In order to achieve group immunity, it is crucial that as many people as possible are vaccinated. In order to achieve this goal, there is a chance that we will need vaccine doubters ... Read More