June 22, 2021

Nota Técnica: Consideraciones para la Comunicación Sobre las Vacunas Contra el COVID-19

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A medida que alrededor del mundo se están administrando las vacunas contra el COVID-19, algunos países y localidades están desarrollando estrategias de comunicación de riesgo y participación comunitaria (Risk Communication and Community Engagement, RCCE) y planificando campañas para promover la aceptación y recepción de las vacunas.

Communication sur les Vaccins Contre la COVID-19 : Dossier Technique

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Alors que les nations de par le monde déploient les vaccins contre la COVID-19, les pays et les localités élaborent des stratégies de communication des risques et d’engagement communautaire (CREC) et planifient des campagnes pour promouvoir le recours à la vaccination et son acceptation.

June 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Training Compendium

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This website provides health departments and their staff with training resources and expert guidance to effectively communicate about COVID-19 disease and vaccination to partners, other health jurisdictions, and members of the public.

June 9, 2021

Vaccines, Pregnancy, Menstruation, Lactation and Fertility

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In this episode, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan discusses the guidance for vaccination of women with breastfeeding infants, women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant and women who are menstruating. She also talks about vaccines and fertility.

June 1, 2021

Nudges, vaccination psychology and messaging

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The Washington Post conducted research which showed that using various text messages increased vaccine uptake. The same strategy could be used by state health departments to encourage teenagers and adults to schedule an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.

So You are Vaccinated. How Can you Let People Know?

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This Wired article explains several ways we can let people know that we have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Some ways include: stickers or buttons, avoiding slogans that are scolding or aggressive, and slowly begin to relax masking for fully vaccinated individuals.

May 27, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine registration

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This poster, produced by Nepal’s National Health Education, Information and Communication Centre, explains how to register for the COVID-19 vaccine. It also has short blurbs on mask wearing, social (physical) distancing, and hand washing.

Vaccine second dose information

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This poster, produced by Nepal’s National Health Education, Information and Communication Centre, states information about the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. It also has short blurbs on mask wearing, social (physical) distancing, and hand washing.

Information for vaccine second dose recipients outside of Kathmandu

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This poster, produced by Nepal’s National Health Education, Information and Communication Centre, has information for Nepalese people living outside Kathmandu that have received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. It also has short blurbs on mask wearing, social (physical) distancing, and hand washing.

May 25, 2021

Communicating about COVID-19 Vaccines: A Technical Brief

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As nations around the globe are rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, countries and localities are developing risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) strategies and planning campaigns to promote vaccine uptake and […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Perceptions: A 15 Country Study

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The aim of this study is to investigate public knowledge and perceptions of both the COVID 19 pandemic itself and COVID 19 vaccine acceptance among adults (aged 18 years and above) in 15 African countries.

This study will help identify knowledge gaps, beliefs and attitudes that can help inform Africa CDC as well as other immunization stakeholders in their strategies for supporting the roll out of Covid 19 vaccines in the continent.

May 10, 2021

Unite2FightCorona

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This is a collection of resources from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which consist of coronavirus awareness materials. The materials cover a wide range of topics on how […]

May 4, 2021

Nalamdana COVID-19: Vaccines

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Short film in entertainment-education style to address myths and misconceptions about vaccines, talking about the importance of vaccines, and answering FAQs on side effects.

If you are eligible, get your COVID-19 vaccine today!

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Motivational 30 seconds video developed by Center for Communication and Change – India that can be shared on social media platforms encouraging eligible people to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19: Don’t hesitate India, let’s vaccinate

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Social media infographic developed by Center for Communication and Change – India encouraging eligible people to get their COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccine: Side effects

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Simplified social media infographic developed by Center for Communication and Change – India on types of side-effects due to COVID-19 vaccine and why some people experience side-effects after getting the vaccine.

Risk of COVID-19 after getting vaccinated

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Easy to understand/simplified social media infographic developed by Center for Communication and Change – India on risk of COVID-19 after getting the first and second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Communications: Promoting Prevention Measures and Vaccine Confidence

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The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) convened a multidisciplinary group of experts at a virtual roundtable in January 2021 to share research, insights, and best practices for improving and harmonizing communication to the public about the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of following evidence-based public health prevention measures.

Vaccine Confidence Message Brief

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We are launching the Vaccine Confidence Message Brief to explore what motivates high-priority audiences to get the Covid-19 vaccine. We conducted both a national message testing study and focus groups among people expressing concerns about getting the vaccine—including healthcare workers and K-12 teachers. The brief includes high-level audience insights and message recommendations, aimed at motivating audiences to take action. Additionally, it offers tailored communications to reach communities of color.

Four messages that can increase uptake of the COVID-19 vaccines

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More than one in four people in the US say they are unwilling to get the COVID-19 vaccine. That statistic is especially concerning because many are from the communities that have been hit hardest by the pandemic. There is an urgent public health need, therefore, not only for the vaccine itself but also for effective messaging to ensure uptake. This is the question we addressed in our latest US trial in which we tested four messages to see their effects on vaccine uptake.

April 27, 2021

THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us

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THE CONVERSATION: Between Us, About Us is a new campaign co-developed by KFF, the Black Coalition Against COVID, and Dr. Rhea Boyd to provide Black communities with credible information about the COVID-19 vaccines.

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