COVID-19 Vaccine Promotion

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) implemented a COVID-19 vaccine promotion project in Ethiopia with funding and technical assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the global Breakthrough ACTION mechanism. Several SBC materials were produced under this project including TV and radio spots as well as different posters and banners. These materials were intended to reduce vaccine hesitancy among the general public and health service providers and increase the uptake of the vaccines.

Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Promotion

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    COVID-19 SBC Message Guide

    Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) conducted a COVID-19 prevention campaign with funding from the United States Agency for International Development under the global Breakthrough ACTION mechanism. Under this project, CCP supported the RCCE team in Ethiopia to develop a comprehensive message guide that informs the development of SBC campaigns and materials.

    Source: COVID-19 SBC Message Guide

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    Happy Ethiopian New Year – Vaccinate against #COVID-19

    This is a tweet from PSI Ethiopia encouraging Ethiopians to avoid misinformation and to get their COVID-19 vaccine at their nearest health center.

    Source: Happy Ethiopian New Year – Vaccinate against #COVID-19

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      COVID-19 Vaccines Hesitancy Among Community Health Workers in Ethiopia and Associated Factors – Brief Report

      Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) has implemented the COVID-19 vaccine promotion project in Ethiopia with funding and support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Global Breakthrough ACTION mechanism. CCP/Ethiopia conducted a cross-sectional community-based assessment of community health workers’ (CHWs) hesitancy toward COVID-19 vaccines during June and July 2022. CHWs include both Health Extension Workers (HEWs) and Women Development Army (WDA). The assessment aimed to inform risk communication and vaccine promotion programs in Ethiopia. Face-to-face interviews were used to collect information from CHWs regarding exposure to messages about COVID-19 vaccines, risk perceptions and practices related to COVID-19 vaccines. A total of 998 randomly sampled CHWs (491 HEWs and 507 WDAs) were interviewed in five clusters of major regions of Ethiopia (Amhara, Oromia, Benishangul-Gumuz, Southern Nations and Nationalities Peoples Region, Dire Dawa). About 200 randomly sampled CHWs were interviewed from each cluster.

      Source: COVID-19 Vaccines Hesitancy Among Community Health Workers in Ethiopia and Associated Factors – Brief Report

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      COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Healthcare Workers in Ethiopia and Associated Factors

      Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) has implemented a COVID-19 vaccine promotion project in Ethiopia with funding and technical assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the global Breakthrough ACTION mechanism. From February to March 2022, CCP/Ethiopia conducted a cross-sectional facility-based assessment of COVD-19 vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers (HCWs). The assessment aimed to inform the risk communication and vaccine promotion programs in Ethiopia. Mobile phone assisted interviews were used to collect information regarding exposure to COVID-19 messages, risk perceptions and behavioral practices that are relevant to COVID-19 vaccines. A total of 500 randomly sampled healthcare workers were interviewed from selected health centers and hospitals in five clusters of major regions of Ethiopia (Bahir Dar, Hawasa, Jimma, Assossa and Addis Ababa). About 100 randomly sampled HCWs were interviewed from each cluster.

      Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Among Healthcare Workers in Ethiopia and Associated Factors

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      Getting vaccinated and boosted is the best, safest way to protect against severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

      This is a tweet from REACH Ethiopia wishing Ethiopians a happy new year and encouraging them to get vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19.

      Source: Getting vaccinated and boosted is the best, safest way to protect against severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

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        Data for ACTION RCCE for COVID-19 Vaccine Demand in Eastern and Southern Africa: Special Edition on Adolescents and Youth

        This is a document explaining the importance of COVID-19 vaccine uptake among adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, as they make up 70% of the population.

        Source: Data for ACTION RCCE for COVID-19 Vaccine Demand in Eastern and Southern Africa: Special Edition on Adolescents and Youth

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          EU COVAX Response

          Since the onset of the pandemic in Ethiopia, the SNNP region was one of the recipients of UNICEF’s response in terms of finance, logistics, and technical support both at the regional health bureau and woreda levels. This was made possible through the funding of The EU Humanitarian Aid fund for UNICEF to reach the vaccine-eligible population residing in the most vulnerable communities across Ethiopia with COVID-19 vaccines and transmit key messages on COVID-19 prevention.

          Source: EU COVAX Response

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