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.

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.

The Prevalence, Features, Influencing Factors, and Solutions for COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation: Systematic Review

Reports and Studies

This review aims to synthesize the global evidence on misinformation related to COVID-19 vaccines, including its prevalence, features, influencing factors, impacts, and solutions for combating misinformation.

June 5, 2023

Designing Social and Behavior Change Solutions to Support Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake: A Technical Brief

Technical Briefs

As countries continue to expand eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination, programs will benefit from considering how efforts to encourage pediatric vaccine uptake may differ from supporting uptake in the broader population. This brief guides practitioners and policymakers through applying a behavioral design approach to developing tailored social and behavior change solutions.

May 5, 2023

Guidelines for Dialogue: Talking to the General Public About COVID-19

Clinical/Technical GuidanceReports and Studies

This guide presents a series of recommendations aimed at facilitating the dialogue between health personnel in charge of COVID-19 vaccination and information sessions and the general public. Listening to their concerns and informing them with clarity and simplicity, in a respectful and empathetic atmosphere, are undoubtedly the keys to a dialogue that will allow to continue promoting vaccination among the population.

April 20, 2023

Overview of rumors


Breakthrough ACTION Côte d’Ivoire collected and analyzed 295 rumors related to COVID-19 in general, new beliefs about COVID-19 vaccination, rabies, and other diseases thank to community listening and social listening in order to better manage infodemic.

March 10, 2023

Public Service Announcement on Child Vaccination in Bangladesh

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This public service announcement raises awareness about the ongoing vaccination campaign for 5-11 years old children in Bangladesh.

February 22, 2023

COVID-19 Videos

TV spotsVideo

Dans le cadre de la lutte contre la COVID-19, Breakthrough ACTION Côte d’Ivoire a développé des spots en français et quatre langues locales pour sensibiliser les populations.

February 16, 2023

Follow Who Know Road TV Spots

TV spotsVideo

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