Can this virtual reality game encourage vaccinations?
The University of Copenhagen is conducting an experiment
using VR goggles to show people what it's like to be an old person
who must avoid infected bypassers - in red
Blue characters are vaccinated
PARTICIPANT, ADAM (SURNAME NOT GIVEN), SAYING:"It felt really real, so you kind of took it away, that kind of feeling of having to navigate between people who are sick and healthy."
PROFESSOR, DOCTOR OF PSYCHOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, ROBERT BOHM, SAYING:"Well we know from similar studies with also kind of similar set-ups, we know that indeed after people went through such a VR experience, their vaccination intention increases. We have observed this with COVID already, that indeed it may have a positive impact on the vaccination willingness."