Pregnant Women

This is a curated collection of tools and materials that can guide and provide examples on how to understand, track and reach pregnant women and their families to address COVID-19.

May 5, 2023

Guidelines for Dialogue: Vaccination during Pregnancy

Clinical/Technical Guidance

This guide is based on the observation that pregnancy is one of the risk factors for COVID-19 and offers the necessary recommendations to help pregnant women go through this important stage of their lives with the best health guarantees.

April 12, 2023

COVID-19 Vaccine Testimonial: Pregnant Woman/Teacher

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This video features a lactating mother, who is also a teacher, sharing her testimony to promote the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine and build trust and confidence for enhanced vaccine uptake among pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers.

March 23, 2023

@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.

February 22, 2023

Peripartum Outcomes Associated With COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy

Reports and Studies

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.

Toolkit for Pregnant people and new parents

Reports and Studies

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.

February 16, 2023

COVID-19 and pregnancy: Staying safe, giving birth and getting vaccinated: What we know about safe pregnancy in the pandemic’s fourth year

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With the COVID-19 pandemic entering its fourth year, we asked UNICEF health experts to explain what we now know about the best ways for pregnant women to protect themselves and their babies.

Follow Who Know Road TV Spots

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The ‘Follow Who Know Road’ television spots are one-minute videos explaining why vaccination against COVID-19 is essential.

February 3, 2023

How South Africa is integrating COVID

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South Africa’s National Department of Health has published new guidelines for the care of mothers and newborns in the context of the ever-present threat of COVID-19. The guidelines incorporate new scientific and operational evidence. The aim is to ensure that clinical care for mothers, babies and children during the pandemic remains relevant, practical and evidence-based.

January 9, 2023

Facts About COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant Women

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This leaflet was developed by Ghana Health Service and Breakthrough ACTION, with key messages about COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women. It contains Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs) with basic answers to serve as a reference for health workers, and other community members, especially pregnant women to increase knowledge of COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women.

November 3, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Audio Spots for Pregnant and Lactating Mothers in Ghana

Radio/Audio Spots

These are two 60-second audio spots produced by Breakthrough ACTION to increase awareness of the COVID-19 vaccine, and eligibility among pregnant and lactating women. The audio spots are available in English and translated into 16 local languages.

September 1, 2022

¡Vacúnate ya contra el COVID y vive calidá! Guatemala Vaccine Campaign May-June 2022

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The ¡Vacúnate ya contra el Covid y vive calidá! rural COVID-19 communication campaign was launched in 14 municipalities of Huehuetenango, San Marcos, Quiché, and Alta Verapaz.

August 16, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccination Radio Campaign – Phase 2

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The Radio Spot are used to convince South Sudanese people to get the COVID-19 vaccine shot despite the current barriers driving vaccine hesitancy.

May 24, 2022

Print Materials for Ghana’s Vaccination Campaign

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These print materials were developed by the Ghana Health Service to create visibility and inform eligible vaccinators about vaccine availability and vaccination sites across the regions, districts, and communities. The poster shows the segmented populations- who are eligible to take COVID-19 vaccines, including pregnant women. The leaflet contains basic facts about the COVID-19 vaccine and serves as talking points to Community Health Workers for facilitating interpersonal communication at the vaccination sites.

April 1, 2022

On the Fence About COVID-19 Vaccines?

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This is an infosheet touching on key topics of concern regarding COVID-19 vaccination. It addresses core components of hesitation, fears, and misunderstandings.

February 25, 2022

Ghana COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign Song

Radio/Audio SpotsSBC Campaign

This a 3-minute Ghana COVID-19 campaign song, “Protect yourself, protect your family. Get vaccinated Now!”, produced by an influential Ghanaian music celebrity and COVID-19 ambassador, and supported by Breakthrough ACTION, promotes compliance with COVID-19 safety protocols and creates awareness and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines among the general population, including pregnant women, and persons aged 15 years and above, while addressing crosscutting vaccine misinformation, myths and rumors. The song is produced in Twi, and interspersed with three other languages- English, Ewe and Ga.