April 20, 2021

Frequently asked Questions on Vaccines and Breastfeeding

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These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been developed jointly by the IFE Core Group, UNICEF, and the COVID-19 Infant Feeding Working Group based on the most recent World Health Organisation (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE).

April 13, 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.

Why two doses of COVID-19 vaccine

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Easy to understand/simplified social media infographic developed by Center for Communication and Change – India on why we need two doses for some of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Immune response in the body after COVID-19 vaccination

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Simplified social media infographic developed by Center for Communication and Change – India on how the immune response develop in the body after getting two doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

April 5, 2021

Vaccine Messaging Guide

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This Guide was developed by the Yale Institute of Global Health and the UNICEF Demand for Immunization team. It is intended for public health professionals, communicators, advocates and anyone else who wishes to create pro-vaccine content to motivate people to vaccinate themselves and their entourage.

The Little Jab Book: 18 Behavioral Science Strategies for Increasing Vaccination Uptake

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The Little Jab Book provides 18 strategies – derived from the behavioral sciences – that can be applied to increase uptake throughout the vaccination process.

Can Technology Increase COVID-19 Vaccination Rates?

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The WHO Digital Health Flagship initiative has stated that digital technology could play a critical role during the COVID-19 pandemic by improving communications between people and health services, empowering individuals and patients, and strengthening critical public health functions including disease surveillance.

March 29, 2021

WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: Vaccines, Variants and Doses

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This video answers many questions posed to WHO experts about the COVID-19 vaccine. These include: If I’ve had COVID, do I still need a vaccine, does the vaccine protect me against the new variants, and if I’ve been vaccinated, do I need to wear a mask?

Why Vaccine Inequality is our Biggest COVID-19 Communication Challenge Yet

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This paper explores the global south’s inequity of access to COVID-19 vaccines and related communication challenges. The paper also questions how we can split our focus to, on one hand, engage with communities to ensure they understand how vaccine prioritization will be made, to also then manage expectations of access, while still addressing the perception that the pandemic is over when vaccination begins.

March 17, 2021

Guide for the Preparation of a Risk Communication Strategy for COVID-19 Vaccines: A Resource for the Countries of the Americas

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This document was created to facilitate the preparation of a risk communication and community engagement strategy for vaccination against COVID-19.

Its goal is to help to strengthen the communication and planning capacities of the ministries or secretariats of health and other agencies in charge of communicating about new COVID-19 vaccines in the Americas.

March 9, 2021

An Uncertain Public — Encouraging Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccines

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To understand public attitudes toward taking a COVID-19 vaccine and the factors likely to affect willingness to do so going forward, the authors examined 39 nationally representative, randomized polls with publicly available tabulations that were conducted between August 2020 and February 2021.

March 2, 2021

Orientation to National Deployment and Vaccination Planning for COVID-19 Vaccines

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This online course is intended to support national and sub-national focal points in preparing for COVID-19 vaccination. It provides an overview of key aspects of the guidance on developing a national deployment and vaccination plan for COVID-19 vaccines and highlights available and upcoming resources for COVID-19 vaccine introduction.

COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction Toolkit

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The COVID-19 vaccine introduction toolbox equips all countries to prepare for and implement COVID-19 vaccination by providing guidance, tools, and training. This toolbox is intended to support Ministries of Health, health workers, partner organizations, and other stakeholders.

March 1, 2021

Vaccines Explained

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WHO’s ‘Vaccine Explained’ series features illustrated articles on vaccine development and distribution. Learn more about vaccines from the earliest of research stages to their rollout in countries.

February 20, 2021

A Guide to Vaccinations for COVID-19

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The guide explains how vaccines work and answers your common questions as well as providing up-to-date information on the current approved COVID-19 vaccinations in the UK.

February 11, 2021

Guidance on Developing a National Deployment and Vaccination Plan for COVID-19 Vaccines

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This book, and its accompanying orientation course is intended to support national and sub-national focal points in preparing for COVID-19 vaccination. It provides an overview of key aspects of the guidance on developing a national deployment and vaccination plan for COVID-19 vaccines and highlights available and upcoming resources for COVID-19 vaccine introduction.

The Vaccination Demand Hub

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The Vaccination Demand Hub is a network of partner organizations innovating together to understand why people miss out, to improve acceptance and uptake of vaccines, and to ensure that everyone everywhere is protected against vaccine preventable diseases.

Vaccine Misinformation Field Guide

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This resource was created by the UNICEF Programme Division, Health Section, Immunization Unit C4D team, in collaboration with The Public Good Projects, First Draft and Yale Institute of Global Health.

February 3, 2021

Misunderstanding Vaccine Side Effects Poses a Problem for Uptake

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This article points out that looking at this issue from the lens of behavioral science will aid in understanding how to tackle the problem of vaccine side effects causing hesitancy.

Four Things I Learned About Behavior Change During a Pandemic

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This article is based on an interview with behavioral scientist Katy Milkman and social neuroscientist Jay Van Bavel, hosted by the journal Behavioral Scientist.

Combating Vaccine Hesitancy in Developing Countries

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Recently, there has been an increase in vaccine hesitancy in low and middle income countries (LMICs) due to safety concerns and long-term effects. With this skepticism, outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases that were once thought mostly eradicated such as measles, pertussis and diphtheria, have increased in frequency around the world.

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