Three Insights to Help Overcome COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

As part of the USAID-funded Breakthrough ACTION project, the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs and partner ideas42 are working with teams and governments in eight countries — Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Philippines, and Nigeria — to understand and target demand-side barriers to improve acceptance and uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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    Cote d’Ivoire Easter COVID ‘Vaccinate Before Travel’ Campaign

    In Côte d’Ivoire, this news report shares about an innovative strategy to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination coverage through targeting Easter travelers.  Easter is a time of heavy travel; regional celebrations known as Paquinou are organized.  Large public gatherings/mass movement make this a high-risk period for transmission. the center of the country.

    The strategy promoted ‘vaccinate before travel’ and included pop up vaccination promotion to encourage travelers to get vaccinated before traveling.  This link includes a campaign report, a TV News report and Campaign images.

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      The Perception of COVID-19 communication in West Africa (non-Sahel): report

      Since 2011, UNESCO has launched an international, regional and national intervention on Media and Information Literacy (MIL), recognizing the primary role of information and media in everyday lives. The intervention is meant to contribute to the development of media and information literacy skills and promote best practices to analyze information critically and to navigate through the overwhelming amount of news and information available.

      Under this overarching framework and as part of UNESCO’s responses to the COVID-19 ‘infodemic’, UNESCO Abuja Office initiated a survey on Perception of COVID-19 Communication in West Africa (non-Sahel). The survey was developed to understand how people in some Western African countries obtain and use the Information on COVID-19 for informed decisions.

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        “On the Last Day of the Last Month, I Will Go”: A Qualitative Exploration of COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence among Ivoirian Adults

        We conducted in-depth interviews with individuals who had recovered from COVID-19, people who had lost a family member to COVID-19, and health providers. We also conducted focus group discussions with members of the general population to explore social norms and community perceptions related to COVID-19, including prevention behaviors, stigma, and vaccines.

        Source: “On the Last Day of the Last Month, I Will Go”: A Qualitative Exploration of COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence among Ivoirian Adults

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          Research brief: Barriers to COVID-19 prevention behaviors in Côte d’Ivoire

          This research brief, available in both English and French, summarizes the results of a qualitative study examining barriers to a range of COVID-19 prevention behaviors early on in the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2020.

          The study included individual interviews (IDIs) with COVID-19 survivors, individuals who lost a family member to the disease, and health workers. Focus group discussions (FGDs) were also conducted with members of the general population to explore social norms and community perceptions related to COVID-19.

          Source: Research brief: Barriers to COVID-19 prevention behaviors in Côte d’Ivoire

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          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.

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            Perceptions of COVID-19 vaccines in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire: Synthesis of a qualitative study

            This document summarizes the results of a qualitative research done on perceptions related to COVID-19 vaccines in 2020, before the introduction of vaccines in Cote d’Ivoire in 2021. A “3C” model (Confidence, convenience, and complacency) was used to classify the major determinants of intention to be vaccinated in a population of adult residents of Abidjan.

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