COVID-19 Vaccination Endorsements by Children in Guyana

The Ministry of Health Guyana developed three videos of children promoting vaccination.
This video features Anisha Bacchus, 11 years old encouraging children like herself to get vaccinated for their safety against Covid-19.
Watch the video here.

This video features Dominic Smith-aged 9 who received his first dose of the Pfizer Bio-Ntech COVID-19 vaccine. He is happy that he will not get sick or be hospitalized should he contract the virus. He said it’s an easy process so there is no need to be scared.

Watch the video here.

Sadie Viera-aged 11 encourages other children like herself to get vaccinated against COVID-19 since they will be protected and reassured of their safety.

Watch the video here.

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Liberia Routine Immunization Resources

Breakthrough ACTION worked in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health (e.g., National Expanded Programme on Immunization, National Health Promotion, National Community Health), the Ministry of Education (e.g., School Health Program), County and District Health Teams, and other implementing partners to develop resources and tools to support routine immunization (including COVID-19) campaigns.

Resources include:

Radio Drama (testimonial of a new mother)

Routine Immunization Poster

Routine Immunization Toolkit

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Protecting Families Through Routine Immunization: A Message from Dr. Miracle Ogbu

Dr. Miracle Ogbu is the Ebonyi State Emergency Routine Immunization Coordinating Committee (SERICC) Coordinator, and he urges us to protect ourselves and our children by ensuring we get immunized/vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases.

Breakthrough ACTION Nigeria works with various stakeholders in Ebonyi State to improve immunization indices and protect families from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Source: Protecting Families Through Routine Immunization: A Message from Dr. Miracle Ogbu

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Vaccination Week in the Americas 2023

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.

This links to their social media campaign: Vaccination Week in the Americas 2023

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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. Its goal is to close the gap between people and health services through integrated health promotion in the communities and opportunistic health promotion in the facilities. This study provides a theoretical framework for the WFA and tests the effectiveness of the strategy in increasing the utilization of target services in a Nigerian community.

Source: Evidence for “Whole Family Approach” in accelerating uptake of COVID-19 and routine immunizations among integrated primary health services in Nigeria

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Operational Framework for Demand Promotion – Integration

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.

Source: Operational Framework for Demand Promotion – Integration

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    Rapid Review: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Service Delivery and Integration

    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.

    Source: Rapid Review: COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Service Delivery and Integration

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      Leveraging community-based HIV services to reach female sex workers with the COVID-19 vaccine in Ruvuma, Tanzania

      With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development, EpiC is now leveraging its existing HIV service provision structures and personnel such as peer educators, peer navigators, community leadership, peer referrals, KP-friendly health care workers (HCWs), and education and outreach systems to optimize access to COVID-19 vaccines among Female Sex Workers (FSWs) in five of the project’s regions, including Ruvuma.

      Source: Leveraging community-based HIV services to reach female sex workers with the COVID-19 vaccine in Ruvuma, Tanzania

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        Country experiences with COVID-19 vaccination: Mainstreaming & integration with immunization programme services and PHC

        Presentation with country examples of good practices and innovation to mainstream/integrate COVID-19 vaccination in the main critical areas of vaccination.

        Source: Country experiences with COVID-19 vaccination: Mainstreaming & integration with immunization programme services and PHC

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          Primer on Digital Solutions for COVID-19 Vaccination Service Delivery

          A multi-agency initiative co-led by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, DICE provides coordinated technical assistance to national governments and partners on digital health interventions that address health priorities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as post-pandemic health system needs.

          Source: Primer on Digital Solutions for COVID-19 Vaccination Service Delivery

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