Exploring the Behavioral Determinants of COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance among an Urban Population in Bangladesh: Implications for Behavior Change Interventions

While vaccines ensure individual protection against COVID-19 infection, delay in receipt or refusal of vaccines will have both individual and community impacts. The behavioral factors of vaccine hesitancy or refusal are a crucial dimension that need understanding to implicate appropriate interventions. The aim of this study was to assess the behavioral determinants of COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and to provide recommendations to increase the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in Bangladesh.

Source: Exploring the Behavioral Determinants of COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance among an Urban Population in Bangladesh: Implications for Behavior Change Interventions

    Vaccines for Pregnant Women

    This video from Bangladesh states that pregnant women and lactating mothers will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine without SMS (on walk-in basis) from the designated designated center.

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      COVID-19 Pandemic: How to Shop Safely in the Marketplace Variant for Bangladesh

      This animation outlines safe practices to follow when shopping in a marketplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. By following the actions in this video, you can help the market stay open and keep you and your community safe during this pandemic. This is a variant animation for Bangladesh.

      Source: COVID-19 Pandemic: How to Shop Safely in the Marketplace Variant for Bangladesh

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      COVID-19 Health Communication Materials for South Asia

      As we come together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that it is vitally important to empower people with the right information and best practices to follow in these challenging times. We hope that these resources are useful for you and your communities.

      Source: COVID-19 Health Communication Materials for South Asia

        Running after Myths and Rumors

        This video was shared on Facebook. It discourages listening to myths and rumors such as those that claim that antibiotics or eating garlic can cure coronavirus. It is important not to listen to rumors, but to get correct information from reliable sources.

        Source: Running after Myths and Rumors

          Spouses Staying at Home

          This video was shared on Facebook and explains that by staying at home and not going out unnecessarily, the spouses are saving themselves and their community.

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            Supergirl Staying at Home

            This video was shared on Facebook and shows a little girl who considers herself a superhero because she is staying at home and keeping herself, her family, and her country safe from COVID-19.

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              Let’s Bold Out Coronavirus

              This video compares fighting the coronavirus to a cricket match and challenges the public to fight against it.

              Source: Let’s Bold Out Coronavirus

                Wearing a Mask (Facebook post)

                This message, posted on Facebook, reads “When you go out of the house, you must wear a mask to protect yourself and others.”

                  Religious Leaders Play Key Role in Battle against COVID-19

                  Religious leaders throughout Bangladesh – including in the Rohingya refugee camps – have agreed to play a key role in the battle against the COVID-19 virus.

                  Mosque megaphones are traditionally used by imams to call the faithful to prayer. But they now serve an extra purpose: to disseminate key public health messages.

                  Imams play an important role in Bangladesh because they hold the trust of millions of worshipers in what is a predominantly Muslim country. UNICEF and the Islamic Foundation Bangladesh (IFB) – a government organization that works under the Ministry of Religious Affairs – have worked together for the wellbeing of women and children since 2017.

                  Source: Religious Leaders Play Key Role in Battle against COVID-19