Closing the COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Gap Among Health Workers in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

Health workers need to get vaccinated for COVID-19 to protect both themselves and others. In their role as frontline workers, they have higher exposure to the virus, and they have a powerful influence on public vaccine attitudes and behavior. Therefore, health workers are a priority group for COVID-19 vaccination, yet many still have not taken the vaccine, especially in low- and middle-income countries. In countries where overall vaccination rates are still quite low, health workers may also face more barriers to getting vaccinated. Public health programs thus need innovative approaches to support health workers’ acceptance and uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Want to learn more? Download a companion piece detailing the solutions and watch the Closing the COVID-19 Vaccine Gap webinar (both available in English and French).

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    Behavioral Design for COVID-19 Response

    This brief offers examples which demonstrate the emerging need for expertise in designing government services for chronic scarcity as society adapts to a new way of life in light of COVID-19.

    Government agencies serving their residents during the COVID-19 pandemic have a number of tools at their disposal: public funding, talented and committed staff, connections to goods and services from local organizations, and valuable know-how. This brief offers three recommendations to deal with the situation.

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      The Behavioral Side of COVID-19

      We know that our contribution to weathering this crisis (along with staying home and washing our hands) is in using behavioral science to create innovation. We will continue to look to health experts and public officials for further guidelines–and amplify their message–as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and adapt to a rapidly-evolving world.

      The decisions and actions people take around the world over the coming weeks and months truly have the power to change lives, and that’s where evidence-based behavioral design comes in.

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