Considerations for Integrating COVID-19 Vaccination into Immunization Programmes and Primary Health Care for 2022 and beyond

This document lays out key programmatic considerations essential for moving from mass campaigns for COVID-19 vaccination to integrating COVID-19 vaccination into immunization programmes, PHC and other relevant health services for 2022 and beyond.

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    ¡Vacúnate ya contra el COVID y vive calidá! Guatemala Vaccine Campaign May-June 2022

    The ¡Vacúnate ya contra el Covid y vive calidá! rural COVID-19 communication campaign was launched in 14 municipalities of Huehuetenango, San Marcos, Quiché, and Alta Verapaz. The campaign materials included TV, print, mobile loudspeaker audio, social media in Spanish as well as radio spots in 6 languages (Spanish, Ixil, Mam, Poqomchi’, Q’eqchi’, and Q’anjob’al). The campaign promoted vaccination among individuals hesitant to get vaccinated, people who need their second dose, pregnant women and nursing mothers, and parents of children aged 12–17 years.

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      Can you breastfeed if you have COVID-19?

      It is completely safe for a mother with confirmed or suspected of COVID-19 to breastfeed.

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        Tuberculosis and COVID-19 Integrated Video

        This video integrated COVID-19 and Tuberculosis messaging and directions to get tested.

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          COVID-19 Co-morbidity Fliers

          These fliers urge people with the simultaneous presence of two or more diseases or medical conditions in a patient to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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            How is COVID-19 affecting parents’ mental health

            Being a parent is a daily challenge and faced with the realities of COVID 19, social distancing and self-quarantine, it may be a struggle. For parents, the best way to help their children is to firstly take care of themselves.

            Self-care during these times is not selfish because it enables the caregivers to be there for their children as a stable, calm and soothing parent. This way, parents will also be able to better understand their children and help them feel reassured, relaxed and focused.

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              Using an FP social media platform for COVID-19 vaccine promotion in the Philippines: Supporting Department of Health’s National Vaccination Days #BayanihanBakunahan

              USAID Philippines’  ReachHealth team has several robust social media platforms that reach specific audience segments with family planning messages. USAID’s Breakthrough ACTION COVID Vaccine project worked with ReachHealth to jointly produce and post social media cards promoting the Department of Health’s National Vaccine Days (NVD) from November 29-December 01, 2021 and December 15-17, 2021. 

              The social media cards were posted on  platforms such as It’s Okay To Delay, which caters to young adults, and Konektado Tayo, for parents of teens, who are eligible to get vaccinated in the country. Teens got their own messages on the DOH’s platform for teens, I Choose.

              In a little over a week, these platforms reached more than 3 million people — a solid accomplishment given that the messages were focused on reaching rural and peri-urban areas with low vaccine coverage and not major urban cities like Metro Manila. The posts encouraged vaccination and also answered key questions about family planning and vaccination. 

              Working with the DOH in the Philippines, USAID’s Breakthrough ACTION and ReachHealth projects helped raise public awareness through this vaccine promotion initiative. More than 9.9 million people were vaccinated during the National Vaccination Days, helping the government  to fully vaccinate more than 50 million Filipinos by the start of 2022.

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