A self-administered virtual reality intervention increases COVID-19 vaccination intention

Aske Mottelson, Clara Vandeweerdt, Michael Atchapero, Tiffany Luong, Christian Holz, Robert Böhm, Guido Makransky

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Effective interventions for increasing people’s intention to get vaccinated are crucial for global health, especially considering COVID-19. We devised a novel intervention using virtual reality (VR) consisting of a consultation with a general practitioner for communicating the benefits of COVID-19 vaccination and, in turn, increasing the intention to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Vaccination
  • Vaccine hesitancy
  • Vaccine advocacy
  • Virtual reality
  • COVID-19
  • Corona virus
  • Body ownership
  • Embodiment

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