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COVID-19 is not completely over yet, so these material draw attention to the symptoms of COVID so that people can go to the health unit to get tested in case of any symptoms and if positive, get treatment straight away if they have not passed five days.
Gender Analysis for Vaccine Response: Toolkit for Risk Communication and Community Engagement Actors
This toolkit provides practical guidance to identify gender related barriers to be addressed and identify opportunities to be leveraged to enable a gender equitable vaccine response.
Since 2021, Breakthrough ACTION, led by Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, has worked in close partnership with the Liberia Ministry of Health to develop COVID-19 communication materials. Many of the materials have been developed under the larger umbrella health campaign “Healthy Life”, while other materials have been developed for specific campaign surges.
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
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.
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), together with the countries and territories of the Region of the Americas and its partners, celebrated the 21st annual Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA) and the 12th World Immunization Week (WIW) under the call to action: Get Up-to-date, April 22 to 29, 2023 using the hashtag #EachVaccineCounts.
Understanding the Behavioral and Social Drivers (BeSD) of COVID-19 Vaccination among Persons with Disabilities in Internally Displaced Camps in Somalia/Somaliland
The overall goal of this study was to capture the unique drivers of health prevention for persons with disabilities in Somalia/Somaliland to support evidence-based disability-inclusive prevention and strengthen advocacy for inclusive health information and services.
Influencer and boxer Alcinda vaccine promotion video
Evidence for “Whole Family Approach” in accelerating uptake of COVID-19 and routine immunizations among integrated primary health services in Nigeria
Launched in 2021, the Whole Family Approach (WFA) is a government-sanctioned approach to increase uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria. The approach entails leveraging the high family-based demand for some primary health services, such as malaria, diabetes, hypertension, and reproductive services, to generate demand for COVID-19 and routine immunizations.
A series of stickers in Chichewa featuring health workers and religious leaders encouraging various audiences, including youth, to get vaccinated.
Two posters in Chichewa encourage masking to prevent COVID-19 and testing for COVID-19 when experiencing symptoms.
These radio spots promote getting the COVID-19 vaccine for various populations – elderly, youth 12-17 years and parents, young people 18-24 years, and the general public.
Two friends talk about the need to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 everywhere and mention the importance of taking the booster vaccine.
Source: Malawi COVID-19 Comic Book/Ndasankha Kudziteteza ku COVID-19
Digital influencers get vaccinated and appeal to the community over 18 years old to take the COVID-19 booster shot.
The Operational Framework is a starting point to strategize demand programming for integrated COVID-19 vaccination. The framework uses the core components of vaccination demand to help guide thinking along a strategic pathway that is broad and flexible enough to be applied to any country situation.
This Insights Report from Johnson & Johnson shares the background on their research, research about increasing willingness to vaccinate and lessons learned about what does not work to increase willingness to vaccinate in Sub-Saharan Africa. Some of the research shows that the messengers are just as important as the message itself as the research finds that government officials are not credible or persuasive sources of information when it comes to vaccines, nor are celebrities.
A systematic review of COVID-19 vaccine roll-out experiences and lessons learned is being undertaken by the World Health Organization, MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership, and COVID GAP to produce learnings for program audiences at all levels. This slide deck is the first in a series of multiple rapid review products, highlighting learning, best practices, and recommendations for one of the eight selected themes.
Digital and Community Influencers Drive COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Targeted South African Populations
Project Last Mile is working with South Africa’s National Department of Health (NDoH) to test influencer-led approaches, which have proven to reach and motivate targeted segments with low vaccine uptake.
Since August 2021, Project Last Mile has worked with the NDoH in South Africa to improve uptake of COVID-19 vaccines.
Designing Social and Behavior Change Solutions to Support Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake: A Technical Brief
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.
This newsletter developed by Breakthrough ACTION in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service shares experiences and lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. Articles share how the program was able to improve COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and uptake overall and especially to reach vulnerable communities and address the needs of pregnant women.