Rumors and Misinformation

This is a curated collection of tools and materials that can guide and provide examples on how to understand, track, address rumors and misinformation around COVID-19.

June 12, 2024


Reports and Studies

The re-emergence of Ebola made the response to COVID-19 more complex and required an integrated response. This is a report of knowledge, attitudes and practices with a focus on Ebola, […]

Three Waves of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice Surveys About COVID-19 Vaccination in Côte d’Ivoire

Reports and Studies

These two waves of Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) surveys were carried out in order to understand the factors linked to the intention to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

June 4, 2024

Poster comic addressing misinformation surrounding COVID-19 vaccines – impotency


This poster was created by MOH-Guyana and UNICEF to address misinformation surrounding COVID-19 vaccinations- Impotency in men.

May 31, 2024

FAQs about COVID-19 vaccination – “Sleeves Up” Campaign

Fact Sheet

This FAQ was developed by Breakthrough ACTION Guyana with support from the MOH to support the “Sleeves Up” campaign. It is intended for use as a tool by Healthcare workers to address concerns from patients.

May 29, 2024

Resources for integrating COVID-19 vaccination into the Expanded Vaccination Program (EPI) in MALI

PostersRadio/Audio Spots

These posters, pamphlets and audio spots were developed by USAID, in collaboration with the National Center for Health Information, Education, and Communication(CNIECS), to ensure the integration of COVID-19 vaccination into routine activities.

May 22, 2024

Covid-19 Booster Shot Endorsement


This video was created by the Ministry of Health-Guyana and features Mr Khemraj Ramjattan, a politician endorsing the COVID-19 vaccines booster shots.

April 16, 2024

Communicating COVID-19 Media, Trust, and Public Engagement


Breakthrough ACTION contributed three chapters that analyze stigma’s impact on COVID-19 communication, a multi-channel approach to debunk rumors, and the role of celebrities and religious figures in dispelling COVID-19 myths. While these chapters are based on Breakthrough ACTION’s COVID-19 work, the findings can have implications for risk communication and community engagement efforts more generally.

February 12, 2024

COVID-19 Vaccination Series – FAQ (What are the risks of getting a booster?)

TV spotsVideo

COVID-19 vaccination series-FAQ developed by the Guyana Ministry of Health

January 5, 2024

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

Reports and Studies

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.

The Little Jab Book: A Playbook for COVID-19 Vaccination in Papua New Guinea

SBC Campaign

Inspired by the Little Jab book series, this book begins with a look into the most important vaccine uptake problems in Papua New Guinea and highlights interventions to overcome these problems.

November 25, 2023

Video about Training on Vaccine Misinformation

Reports and StudiesVideo

This video summarizes the Training held in Mozambique on Vaccine Misinformation. This training organized by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication was conducted by Emile Miller, an associate researcher at JHU based in the United States, and was attended by the Ministry of Health’s expanded vaccination program and its implementing partners.

November 16, 2023

Increasing COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Botswana Through Community Outreach and Door-to-Door Vaccination

Reports and Studies

Meeting Targets and Maintaining Epidemic Control (EpiC), a five-year global project funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), […]

October 13, 2023

Promoting Vaccination in India through Videos: The Role of Humor, Collectivistic Appeal and Gender

Reports and Studies

This paper investigates the impact of different factors on beliefs about vaccines and vaccination in India through video-based public service announcements.

October 6, 2023

Rumor Tracking and Infodemic Management in Public Health Emergencies

Online Course

This is a course for risk communication and community engagement program implementers and other professionals working to identify and respond to emerging rumors.

August 25, 2023

Resources for Journalists

Web Resources

This is a resource for journalists to report about COVID-19.