“Community Members Have More Impact on Their Neighbors than Celebrities”: Leveraging Community Partnerships to Build COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

Vaccines are a strong public health tool to protect against severe disease, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. Still, inequities in COVID-19 vaccination rates and health outcomes continue to exist among Black and Latino populations. Boston Medical Center (BMC) has played a significant role in vaccinating medically underserved populations, and organized a series of community-engaged conversations to better understand community concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. This paper describes the themes which resulted from these community-engaged conversations and proposes next steps for healthcare leaders.

 

View the resource here.

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5 Inspiring Covid-19 Marketing Campaigns

Now that the Covid-19 storm has mostly raged itself out it can be hard to remember how much was changed during that time.

During periods of lockdown, consumer circumstances and buying habits changed and brands were forced to change their operational approach as well as their messaging in response. Many experts saw this as a time for companies to reassess their brand strategy – as we looked at in our podcast episode on insights into how brands were dealing with the pandemic.

Despite being a highly creative industry, marketing isn’t always as innovative or risk-averse as you might believe. Many brands opted to remain conservative when it came to their campaigns for fear of tarnishing their reputation. For many, the pandemic was a time to pivot, to reinvent, to inspire, and to offer a viable solution to what was a very pressing problem.

We have highlighted five noteworthy marketing campaigns from the Covid-19 era that you should know about.

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@One Vax Two Lives COVID-19 Vaccine Promotion for Pregnant Women

This is an Instagram account from University of Washington Health promoting COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women.

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    Study confirms link between COVID-19 vaccination and temporary increase in menstrual cycle length

    A large international study has confirmed the findings of a previous U.S. study that linked COVID-19 vaccination with an average increase in menstrual cycle length of less than one day. The increase was not associated with any change in the number of days of menses (days of bleeding).

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      Peripartum Outcomes Associated With COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy

      In this systematic review and meta-analysis, COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy was not associated with increased risks of peripartum adverse outcomes, including preterm birth, small size for gestational age, low Apgar score at 5 minutes, cesarean delivery, postpartum hemorrhage, and chorioamnionitis.

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        Toolkit for Pregnant people and new parents

        These are resources and tools from the CDC to help pregnant and recently pregnant people, breastfeeding people and new parents caring for infants protect their health and help people who serve these communities communicate with them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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          Social Media Toolkit: COVID-19 Booster

          This is a collection of images from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that you can share on social media to encourage people to get their COVID-19 booster.

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            More Harm Reduction, Less Abstinence-Only in COVID Messaging, Experts Say

            This article explains how giving more attention to harm reduction and less attention to abstinence from risky behaviors improves messaging on the COVID-19 pandemic.

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              If you test positive for COVID-19 speak with your provider about your eligibility for treatment options like antiviral medications.

              This is a tweet from the Maryland Department of Health explaining that if you test positive for COVID-19, then you should contact your doctor about receiving treatment options like antiviral medications.

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                Immunity from COVID vaccines wanes, which is why a bivalent booster is important for everyone, especially seniors. If it’s been at least two months since your primary series or booster, call 1-855-MD-GoVAX or visit http://covidVAX.maryland.gov to make an appointment. #COVIDReady

                This is a tweet from the Maryland Department of Health encouraging people (especially seniors) to get their COVID-19 bivalent booster because immunity from the vaccines wanes over time.

                Source: Immunity from COVID vaccines wanes, which is why a bivalent booster is important for everyone, especially seniors. If it’s been at least two months since your primary series or booster, call 1-855-MD-GoVAX or visit http://covidVAX.maryland.gov to make an appointment. #COVIDReady

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