COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Social Media Toolkit

After the rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccines and subsequent rollout, there has been an infodemic of misinformation circulating about COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy, reducing public trust in getting vaccinated. This social media toolkit aims to support Ministry of Health officials, frontline health workers, community leaders and members, and patient advocacy groups with key messages to help address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in their communities.

This toolkit is also available in SwahiliLuganda, and Nigerian Pidgin English.

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    Charlize Theron takes on new role of fighting COVID vaccine hesitancy and inequality

    Charlize Theron’s organization, “The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project”, is stepping up to help fight vaccine misinformation and inequality that is found in poorer countries like South Africa.

    The program has been fighting to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among South Africa’s adolescent population since 2007. She said her organization has been speaking to South African residents who have been hesitant to get the shot because of vaccine misinformation.

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    COVID-19 Vaccine Perceptions: A 15 Country Study

    The aim of this study is to investigate public knowledge and perceptions of both the COVID-19 pandemic itself and COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among adults (aged 18 years and above) in 15 African countries.

    This study will help identify knowledge gaps, beliefs and attitudes that can help inform Africa CDC as well as other immunization stakeholders in their strategies for supporting the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines in the continent.

    The survey of public opinion was conducted in 15 countries across Africa between August and December 2020.

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      Coronavirus Message for Communities

      This short video can be used in many communities.  It answers the questions: How does coronavirus (COVID-19) spread? What are the symptoms? Who is at risk? How can you protect yourself and your family?

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        Ajustement à bases factuelles des mesures de santé publique et des mesures sociales

        Un rapport de lignes directrices provisoires pour les États membres de la région africaine de l’OMS concernant la santé publique et les mesures sociales pour prévenir la propagation des COVID-19.

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          COVID-19 in Africa: Fighting Fake News about Coronavirus

          To combat what the World Health Organization has called an “infodemic” around COVID-19, BBC News Africa has launched a searchable library of fact-checks debunking popular myths and misinformation about coronavirus in Africa.

          You can explore the top stories on this theme and also search the library of fact-checks.

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            Films about Coronavirus

            In Africa and South Asia more than 3 billion people live with little access to intensive care. Their best hope is through knowledge and information, allowing communities to slow the epidemic, protect those most vulnerable, and continue accessing treatment for other deadly illnesses.

            Picturing Health is working in partnership with leading research organisations, as well as UNICEF and NGOs to produce films and public health messages to get the right information to the people who need it.

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              One by One: Target COVID-19 Social Media Toolkit

              This page offers Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter resources to encourage people to practice social distancing and help spread accurate information on COVID-19. Users can copy and paste into their own feed. One can also download an image.

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