Spreading good vibes and vaccine confidence up to the last mile

Get Vaxxed for Good Vibes is a USAID-supported campaign to help the Department of Health in the Philippines advance COVID prevention and vaccine confidence for at-risk populations in rural and semi-urban communities. Two years into the global pandemic, promoting minimum public health standards together with vaccine uptake helps communities recover and bounce back.

Check out our Get Vaxxed for Good Vibes resources here

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    On the Fence About COVID-19 Vaccines?

    This is an infosheet touching on key topics of concern regarding COVID-19 vaccination. It addresses core components of hesitation, fears, and misunderstandings. Target audiences for this infographic are rural communities, those on the fence or undecided about vaccination, and adults with multiple comorbidities.

    Source: On the Fence About COVID-19 Vaccines?

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    Get the Facts Get the Vax Testimonials

    This is a series of testimonials, in English and Spanish, encouraging people to get the COVID-19 vaccine. They are part of Johns Hopkins University’s initiative to encourage JHU employees and members of the Baltimore community to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

    Source: Get the Facts Get the Vax Testimonials

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      COVID-19: Five Ways to Avoid Catching the Virus Indoors

      This article discusses five ways in which an individual or workplace can ensure that there is proper ventilation in order to lessen the chances of people becoming infected with COVID-19.

      The five suggestions are:

      • If it’s stuffy, walk away
      • Look up at the air conditioning (avoid places where air in the room is simply recirculated)
      • Ask about the fresh air ratio
      • Get the office management to check if there’s virus in the filters
      • Watch out for drafts – there are advantages and disadvantages to drafts coming into a room.

      Source: COVID-19: Five Ways to Avoid Catching the Virus Indoors

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        Poster on DOs and DON’Ts Precautions against COVID-19 in Offices

        As many of us are getting back to our offices, we continue to be careful and need to take precautions.

        New Concept and NCCDC have designed a simple poster on DOs and DON’Ts Precautions against COVID-19 in English and Hindi.

        Source: Poster on DOs and DON’Ts Precautions against COVID-19 in Offices

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          Breakthrough ACTION Ethiopia COVID-19 Campaign

          Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in December 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) had prioritized  Ethiopia, among 13 African countries, as the most vulnerable countries for importation of COVID-19. A recent Lancet publication reiterated this by describing Ethiopia as a highly vulnerable country with substantially larger population potential exposed yet with moderate capacity to contain the spread of the infection.

          Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) is an essential component of health emergency readiness and response activities. The Ethiopia Public Health Institute (EPHI) has been proactively working on emergency readiness and response activities on COVID-19 since late January 2020. The Emergency Operation Center (EOC), housed in EPHI and usually activated during public health emergencies in the country, started its work by establishing a technical working group (TWG) on RCCE comprised of different stakeholders and health development partners.

          Breakthrough ACTION Ethiopia is working closely with EPHI on COVID-19. To date, efforts have included technical assistance, training, tool development, and risk communication materials design, and logistical support to EPHI. The scope also includes focused support to the RCCE TWG, coordination on preparedness and response activities among several implementing partners, and training for Ethiopian Airlines flight and ground crew, as well as urban health extension workers and religious leaders.

          Thus far, the project has produced the following materials:

          • PSAs for  Amhara, Central, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray:
            • Prevention methods
            • Misconceptions
            • Avoiding panic
            • Social distancing
            • Stigma

          Source (Amharic – Amhara, Central):

          Source (Oromo):

          Source (Amharic – SNNPR):

          Source: (Tigrigna):

          • Print materials for Amhara, Central, Oromia, SNNPR and Tigray:
            • Brochures and posters for general population
            • Brochures for hotel staff
            • Posters for travelers (bus and train stations)
            • Stickers for inside buses and trains
            • Proper hand-washing stickers for washrooms
            • Hand-washing reminders

          Source (Amhara): Ethiopia COVID 19 Posters – Amhara

          Source (Central): Ethiopia COVID 19 Posters – Central

          Source (Oromia): Ethiopia COVID 19 Posters – Oromia

          Source (SNNPR): Ethiopia COVID 19 Posters – SNNPR

          Source (Tigray): Ethiopia COVID 19 Posters – Tigray

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