Frequently asked Questions on Vaccines and Breastfeeding

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been developed jointly by the IFE Core Group, UNICEF, and the COVID-19 Infant Feeding Working Group based on the most recent World Health Organisation (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE).

Source: Frequently asked Questions on Vaccines and Breastfeeding

    COVID-19 Vaccination Training Compendium

    This website provides health departments and their staff with training resources and expert guidance to effectively communicate about COVID-19 disease and vaccination to partners, other health jurisdictions, and members of the public.

    Source: COVID-19 Vaccination Training Compendium

      COVID-19 Pandemic: Marketplace – Market Leader

      As a market leader, you have an important role during the Coronavirus pandemic. This animation outlines safe practices to limit Coronavirus exposure in your market. By following the actions in this video, you can help your market stay open and keep you and your community safe during this pandemic.

      Source: COVID-19 Pandemic: Marketplace – Market Leader

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      Vaccine Messaging Guide

      This Guide was developed by the Yale Institute of Global Health and the UNICEF Demand for Immunization team. It is intended for public health professionals, communicators, advocates and anyone else who wishes to create pro-vaccine content to motivate people to vaccinate themselves and their entourage.

      An increasing body of formative research has identified a complex mix of determinants of people’s vaccine decisions, however there remains a paucity of implementation research that has applied these insights to the design and testing of messaging interventions.

      Every recommendation herein is based on the current evidence, but the authors encourage users to test all content for behavior-related outcomes.

      Source: Vaccine Messaging Guide

        The Little Jab Book: 18 Behavioral Science Strategies for Increasing Vaccination Uptake

        While the COVID-19 vaccines have given the world hope that the pandemic’s end is in sight, we now face another challenge: ensuring enough people actually get vaccinated to quell the disease.

        The Little Jab Book provides 18 strategies – derived from the behavioral sciences – that can be applied to increase uptake throughout the vaccination process.

        It also includes a primer on important formative research to conduct, and barriers to consider, before adapting the strategies for the reader’s own context. Led by Save the Children’s Center for Utilizing Behavioral Insights for Children (CUBIC), the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, and Common Thread, The Little Jab Book highlights case studies from previous vaccination programs around the world, and is based on interviews and insights from a dozen global behavioral science and health experts.

        Source: The Little Jab Book: 18 Behavioral Science Strategies for Increasing Vaccination Uptake

          Can Technology Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Rates?

          The WHO Digital Health Flagship initiative has stated that digital technology could play a critical role during the COVID-19 pandemic by improving communications between people and health services, empowering individuals and patients, and strengthening critical public health functions including disease surveillance. The authors of this article ask whether technology also help build trust and promote vaccination within communities that are most at risk.

          Source: Can Technology Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Rates?

            Misinformation Alerts (Canada)

            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.

            Public health data analysts from the PGP (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.

            Recommendations are provided, organized into three categories:

            • Ignore: Focus on current communications priorities.
            • Passive Response: Be prepared to address if directly asked, and in certain cases consider updating FAQ’s and info sheets addressing common myths and misperceptions. Otherwise, continue to focus on current communications priorities.
            • Direct Response: Directly address this misinformation.

            Source: Misinformation Alerts (Canada)

            WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: Vaccines, Variants and Doses

            This video answers many questions posed to WHO experts about the COVID-19 vaccine.

            These include:

            1. If I’ve had COVID, do I still need a vaccine?
            2. Does the vaccine protect me against the new variants?
            3. If I’ve been vaccinated, do I need to wear a mask?

            Source: WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: Vaccines, Variants and Doses

              Guide for the Preparation of a Risk Communication Strategy for COVID-19 Vaccines: A Resource for the Countries of the Americas

              This document was created to facilitate the preparation of a risk communication and community engagement strategy for vaccination against COVID-19.

              Its goal is to help to strengthen the communication and planning capacities of the ministries or secretariats of health and other agencies in charge of communicating about new COVID-19 vaccines in the Americas.

              It also includes a matrix for the preparation of a risk communication strategy for COVID-19 vaccines.

              Source: Guide for the Preparation of a Risk Communication Strategy for COVID-19 Vaccines: A Resource for the Countries of the Americas

                Community Health Worker Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices towards COVID-19: Learnings from an Online Cross-sectional Survey using a Digital Health Platform, UpSCALE, in Mozambique

                This article discusses a Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices (KAP) survey concerning Mozambique Community Health Workers’ knowledge of COVID-19 symptoms, transmission routes and appropriate mitigation measures. The results from the survey were used to develop COVID-19 awareness and education materials.

                Source: Community Health Worker Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices towards COVID-19: Learnings from an Online Cross-sectional Survey using a Digital Health Platform, UpSCALE, in Mozambique