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Highlighting consensus among medical scientists increases public support for vaccines: evidence from a randomized experiment

  • Sander L. van der Linden1Email author,
  • Chris E. Clarke2 and
  • Edward W. Maibach2
BMC Public HealthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201515:1207

Received: 5 August 2015

Accepted: 23 November 2015

Published: 3 December 2015

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Original Submission
5 Aug 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
6 Oct 2015 Author responded Author comments - Sander van der Linden
9 Oct 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Piero Poletti
30 Oct 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sabine Rohrmann
Resubmission - Version 2
6 Oct 2015 Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Nov 2015 Editorially accepted
3 Dec 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12889-015-2541-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Psychology and Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, USA
Department of Communication, George Mason University, Fairfax, USA