Mali COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions series

This FAQ series, available in French, was developed by Breakthrough ACTION Mali in collaboration with the National Communication Sub-Commission of the COVID-19 Crisis Committee. The series was distributed across a range of partners as part of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in 2021. Content was developed in collaboration with all partners and adapts key information and messages of the World Health Organization’s COVID Vaccine FAQs and detailed SAGE recommendations to the context of Mali’s vaccine campaign, its vaccine eligible populations and available vaccine types.

The series includes:

  1. COVID-19 vaccine FAQ for Health workers
  2. FAQ for the general public
  3. AstraZeneca vaccine FAQ
  4. Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine FAQ

Source: Mali COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions series

  • Jorie Nana
  • mnana@jhu.edu

Anti-stigma posters and leaflets for COVID-19 (Cote d’Ivoire)

This series of printed materials (posters and leaflets) was developed by Breakthrough ACTION Cote d’Ivoire in collaboration with its government partners. It focuses on the non-stigmatization of people living with or recovered from COVID-19, in the community and in the workplace.

Source: Anti-stigma posters and leaflets for COVID-19 (Cote d’Ivoire)

  • Jorie Nana
  • mnana@jhu.edu

COVID-19 Vaccine Posters in Malawi

Two posters in Chichewa encourage the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine in order to reduce the risk of serious illness or death. One poster is targeted towards a general audience. The second poster is targeted towards youth.

Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Posters in Malawi

  • Katie Rodriguez
  • kmicek1@jhu.edu

Misinformation Alerts

These insights are based on a combination of automated media monitoring and manual review by public health data analysts. Media data are publicly available data from many sources, such as social media, broadcast television, newspapers and magazines, news websites, online video, blogs, and more. Analysts from the Public Good Projects triangulate this data along with other data from fact checking organizations and investigative sources to provide an accurate, but not exhaustive, list of currently circulating misinformation.

Source: Misinformation Alerts

    “Vacunate Guate” COVID-19 Vaccination Promotion Campaign

    The Breakthrough ACTION Guatemala COVID-19 Prevention Campaign developed materials to promote COVID-19 vaccination by highlighting benefits to people’s social and emotional lives after getting the vaccine and the threat of variants. The campaign is called “Vacunate Guate. ¡Hacelo por ti, hacelo por todos!” or “Get Vaccinated, Guatemala. Do it for yourself, do it for others!

    The print and digital materials include testimonials, radio spots, television spots, posters, social media posts, street banners and public transportation banners. All of the materials are in Spanish with audio materials also in the indigenous languages of Ixil, Mam, Q’echi, Kiche, and Kaqchikel.

    La campaña de prevención de COVID-19 de Breakthrough ACTION Guatemala elaboró materiales para promover la vacunación contra el COVID-19 destacando los beneficios para la vida social y emocional  después de recibir la vacuna y la amenaza de las variantes . La campaña se llama “Vacúnate Guate. Hacelo por ti, hacelo por todos!”

    Los materiales impresos y digitales incluyen testimonios, anuncios de radio, anuncios de televisión, carteles, publicaciones en las redes sociales, pasarelas en la calle y  en transporte público. Todos los materiales están en español con materiales de audio también en las lenguas indígenas de Ixil, Mam, Q’echi, Kiche y Kaqchikel.

    Source: “Vacunate Guate” COVID-19 Vaccination Promotion Campaign

    • Lily Merritt
    • lilyhmerritt@jhu.edu

    Sub-national Risk Communication & Community Engagement Implementation Field Guide to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

    This field guide was developed to provide guidance to Community Health Workers, Health Promoters and Social Mobilisers on the implementation of COVID-19 risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) activities at the sub national level.

    Source: Sub-national Risk Communication & Community Engagement Implementation Field Guide to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

      Basic Psychosocial Skills: Training for COVID-19 Responders

      This is a new free online course on Basic Psychosocial Skills has been made available by the WHO CC UTS. The Basic Psychosocial Skills online Training is a FREE program for those affected by the pandemic designed to build resilience and mental health wellbeing for first responders and frontline health staff.

      Source: Basic Psychosocial Skills: Training for COVID-19 Responders

        PAHO launches campaign to raise awareness of COVID-19 mental health toll on frontline health workers

        The campaign Mental Health Now – Tell Your Story, will collect written and video stories from healthcare workers in the Americas through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, which will be compiled and disseminated through PAHO’s website and social media channels until the end of the year. The story selection will be based on specific criteria, aiming to portray the breadth of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and display the diversity of the Americas.

        Source: PAHO launches campaign to raise awareness of COVID-19 mental health toll on frontline health workers

          Communicating about Vaccine Safety: Guidelines to help health workers communicate with parents, caregivers, and patients

          Vaccines save between 2 million and 3 million lives each year and protect the entire population from more than a dozen life-threatening diseases. Thanks to vaccination, smallpox was eradicated in 1980, and we are on track to eradicate polio. However, despite great strides in the control of measles, one of the most contagious diseases known, the last few years have unfortunately seen an increase in cases. This is why high vaccination coverage—95% or more—is needed, posing a major technical and communication challenge for health workers. Studies show that telling people about the quality, safety, effectiveness and availability of vaccines is not enough to influence behavior change related to immunization, and in general, doesn´t increase coverage. For this reason, it´s necessary to understand the reasons why people choose not to get vaccinated or not get their children vaccinated, in order to begin a two-way respectful dialogue using the best, most effective messages. Given this context, the main objective of these guidelines is to provide tools for staff working in the field of immunization to support effective communication between health personnel and the general population, with the aim of strengthening, maintaining or recovering trust in vaccines and the immunization programs in the Region of the Americas.

          Source: Communicating about Vaccine Safety: Guidelines to help health workers communicate with parents, caregivers, and patients