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.

May 24, 2022

Rumor Tracking & Management Guide

Fact SheetTechnical Briefs

The rumor tracking and management guide developed to address collected COVID-19 rumors through development of the factsheet.

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.

Comic Strip: Health Care Workers Who Get Vaccinated Are Heroes

InfographicsPamphletPrintSBC Materials

Health workers like you are putting their trust in science, getting the COVID-19 vaccine, and feeling more confident treating patients. You can feel safer at work too.

April 19, 2022

Kartu Bantu COVID-19 (Community Engagement Kits)

Fact SheetPamphletToolkit

The COVID-19 Cue Card contains key questions and answers about COVID-19 vaccination. Created to facilitate the work of community assistants in reducing doubts about the COVID-19 vaccination. The content was developed based on the analysis and results of studies related to vaccination acceptance among the elderly and the general population who have not been fully vaccinated. This Cue Card can be used at any time if there are questions raised by individuals, groups or communities. These cards can also be used as a tool and games to play together to remember important messages related to the COVID-19 vaccination.

April 6, 2022

Rumors and misinformation

TV spotsVideo

This video is about rumors and misinformation in the young generation and how to overcome it.

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.

Social listening supports COVID-19 Communication response in the Philippines

Fact SheetNews and UpdatesPresentationReports and Studies

These social listening scans help DOH navigate shifting narratives and counter misinformation and disinformation while promoting COVID-19 prevention behaviors.

COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Social Media Toolkit

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This social media toolkit aims to support Ministry of Health officials, frontline health workers, community leaders and members, and patient advocacy groups with key messages to help address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in their communities.

March 31, 2022

Know the correct information it will keep away corona

TV spotsVideo

This video is about misinformation in the young generation and how to overcome it.

March 28, 2022

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Nigeria digital campaign

PostersSBC CampaignTV spotsVideo

A Digital Social and Behavior Change Communication Campaign in Bauchi and Sokoto States, Nigeria, in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) partners: MC Saatchi, Upswell, George Washington University, Syndani Initiative and ID Africa. This includes videos, social media posts.

March 25, 2022

Association of community engagement with vaccination confidence and uptake: A cross-sectional survey in Sierra Leone, 2019

Reports and Studies

The 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic disrupted childhood immunization in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. After the epidemic, the Government of Sierra Leone prioritized community engagement to increase vaccination confidence and uptake. To support these efforts, we examined potential drivers of vaccination confidence and uptake in Sierra Leone.

Menstruation and COVID-19 vaccination

Clinical/Technical Guidance

The aim of this study is to measure whether or not the COVID-19 vaccines causes changes in women’s menstrual cycle or unexpected vaginal bleeding.

March 21, 2022

Trust and willingness towards COVID-19 vaccine uptake: a mixed-method study in Ghana, 2021

Reports and Studies

On the account of limited doses of COVID-19 available to the country, the Government of Ghana created a priority list of persons to target for its vaccination agenda. In this paper, we look at trust and how it informs willingness to take the COVID-19 vaccine among persons targeted for the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination program in Ghana.

Ginger Ale Can’t Cure COVID

SBC Campaign

This is a social media post from Baltimore City Health Department stating that although ginger ale can help settle an upset stomach, it’s not a substitute from getting the vaccine.

March 16, 2022

Risk Communications and Community Engagement (RCCE) manual: COVID-19 and vaccination

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The manual consists of hackable actions to achieve desired social and behavior level change, which is to increase awareness on COVID-19 protective behavior and strengthen vaccine uptake by collaborating with communities via tried and tested multi-entry points.

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