Digital Certificates for Vaccination

This page on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) website explains the concept of digital certificates for vaccination, their advantage over paper certificates, as well as WHO’s guidance towards digital certificates.

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    COVID-19-Related Misinformation on Social Media: A Systematic Review

    This review focuses on misinformation that appeared early in the pandemic. During this phase, little was known about the virus, such as how it spread or how infected people could be treated most effectively.

    Source: COVID-19-Related Misinformation on Social Media: A Systematic Review

      Vaccines, Pregnancy, Menstruation, Lactation and Fertility

      This 5 minute video is part of the World Health Organization (WHO) “Science in 5” series of short videos to educate the public and professional world about important issues related to COVID-19.

      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.

      Source: Vaccines, Pregnancy, Menstruation, Lactation and Fertility

        Rooted in Trust: Global Rumor Bulletin

        Since July 2020, Internews’ Rooted in Trust project has collected close to 20,000 rumours from seven project countries: Afghanistan, Lebanon, Philippines, Colombia, Central African Republic, Mali, and Sudan. We work in 12 local languages and collect data across seven major social media platforms and a wide range of feedback collection channels, including door-to-door surveys, informal meetings, assessments, community meetings, listening groups, SMS, and radio call-in shows.

        These Global Rumour bulletins look at key trends across our focal countries and aim to support humanitarian and health workers, media and other communicators to understand the beliefs, fears and misperceptions behind common rumours about COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic.

        Source: Rooted in Trust: Global Rumor Bulletin

          Science in 5: Caring for COVID-19 positive person at home

          If you are caring for yourself or a loved one at home, how can you keep everyone safe from COVID-19? WHO’s Dr April Baller explains in Science in 5. The video outlines ten steps to prevent infection while caring for a COVID-19 patient at home.

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            Q&A About COVID-19: Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, WHO

            This video is a Q&A Session from Dr. Soumya Swaminathan of the World Health Organization. In the video, Dr. Swaminathan answers common questions about COVID-19, such as physical (social) distancing, mask wearing, hand washing, and vaccines.

            Source: Q&A About COVID-19: Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, WHO

              Science in 5: Treatment protocol for COVID-19 patient at home

              If you have COVID-19 and are caring for someone or yourself at home, what is the treatment protocol? What is WHO’s guidance on Remdesivir and convalescent plasma therapy? How to monitor oxygen at home and what are the red flags when you should call the doctor? WHO’s Dr Janet Diaz explains in Science in 5.

              Source: Science in 5: Treatment protocol for COVID-19 patient at home

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

                This video answers many questions posed to WHO experts about the COVID-19 vaccine.

                These include:

                1. If I’ve had COVID, do I still need a vaccine?
                2. Does the vaccine protect me against the new variants?
                3. If I’ve been vaccinated, do I need to wear a mask?

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

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

                  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.

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

                    COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction Toolkit

                    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.

                    Source: COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction Toolkit