Generating acceptance and demand for COVID-19 vaccines

The WHO has created tools that were designed to respond to these challenges and support planning and implementation for COVID-19 vaccination. They offer practical guidance on a range of areas – from planning, to data gathering and evaluation, to specific strategies for community engagement and managing rumours and misinformation.

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    Raising faith in COVID-19 vaccines in Lesotho

    A rapid survey, conducted in July by the World Health Organization (WHO) the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and other partners covering five of Lesotho’s 10 districts showed conspiracy theories may be driving up fear, confusion and reluctance to get vaccinated in this highly religious society.

    With support from WHO and the Christian Council of Lesotho, the Ministry of Health is training religious leaders to spread life-saving facts on COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines.

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      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.

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          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.

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            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.

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              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.

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                  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.

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                    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