COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit

This informational guide presents six strategies for immunization coordinators to build vaccine confidence within their health system or clinic.

It includes tangible actions to promote confidence, communication, and uptake of COVID-19 vaccine, which can help support confidence among providers and patients.

Source: COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit

    Hygiene and Behavior Change Coalition COVID-19 TV Spots

    The Hygiene and Behavior Change Coalition (HBCC) created these spots and produced them in a variety of languages. The videos are available in Arabic, Indonesian, Hindi and Swahili.

    The HBCC is funded by the Unilever Transform project and the Foreign Commonwealth Development Office.

    Source: Hygiene and Behavior Change Coalition COVID-19 TV Spots

      Masked Indian Comic Superhero Fights COVID-19 Fear

      India’s first female comic superhero Priya, a gang-rape survivor who earlier campaigned against rape, acid attack and sex trafficking, is back to fight disinformation around the COVID-19 pandemic.

      In Priya’s Mask, due to be launched on 2 December, the comic crusader joins hands with Jiya, the “Burka Avenger”, a popular character from a Pakistani cartoon show, as the two go about trying to tackle the pandemic – and also the “infodemic”, a major proliferation in fake news surrounding the coronavirus.

      With more than 9.4 million infections and 137,000 deaths, India has the second highest caseload globally. A strict nationwide lockdown that was imposed on 21 March delayed the spread for a while, but infections grew rapidly – and continue to do so – since restrictions were relaxed.

      A major challenge in India’s fight against COVID-19 has been the false and misleading information around the pandemic, which is often shared quickly. Through this campaign, the creators wanted to challenge misinformation, dispel fear, and support the health workers and others at the forefront of the fight against the virus.

      Source: Masked Indian Comic Superhero Fights COVID-19 Fear

        KAP COVID Dashboard: Trend Analysis for 23 Countries

        This dashboard is a visualization of a study of knowledge, attitudes and practices around COVID-19 and is a collaboration among Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, Facebook Data for Good, MIT, WHO and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network.

        View the dashboard

          Joli Masque

          This video, produced by Development Media International, explains the importance of mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing to slow the spread of coronavirus through a friendly conversation between three men in Côte d’Ivoire. The video is in French with English subtitles.

          Can also be found at this Twitter feed.

          Source: Joli Masque

            COVID-19 Health Communication Materials for South Asia

            As we come together to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that it is vitally important to empower people with the right information and best practices to follow in these challenging times. We hope that these resources are useful for you and your communities.

            Source: COVID-19 Health Communication Materials for South Asia

              Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Masks

              This document, dated December 2, 2020, is an update of the guidance published previously and includes updated scientific evidence relevant to the use of masks for preventing transmission of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as well as practical considerations. It is presented in the form of Questions and Answers.

              Source: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Masks

                Pandemic Fatigue: Reinvigorating the Public to Prevent COVID-19

                Despite documented public support for pandemic response strategies across the WHO European Region, Member States are reporting signs of pandemic fatigue in their populations – here defined as demotivation to follow recommended protective behaviours, emerging gradually over time and affected by a number of emotions, experiences and perceptions.

                Responding to a request from Member States for support in this field, this document provides a framework for the planning and implementation of national and subnational strategies to maintain and reinvigorate public support to prevent COVID-19.

                Pandemic fatigue is an expected and natural response to a prolonged public health crisis – not least because the severity and scale of the COVID-19 pandemic have called for the implementation of invasive measures with unprecedented impacts on the daily lives of everyone, including those who have not been directly affected by the virus itself.

                Source: Pandemic Fatigue: Reinvigorating the Public to Prevent COVID-19

                  ‘Protecting You, Protecting Us’ COVID-19 Campaign Materials, Guyana

                  Breakthrough ACTION Guyana’s ‘Protecting you, Protecting us’ COVID-19 campaign produced a set of materials to inform the public about protection from the virus and to bring to their attention other issues regarding COVID-19.

                  Source: ‘Protecting You, Protecting Us’ COVID-19 Campaign Materials, Guyana

                    Daily Activities and Going Out

                    This page offers advice on going out of the home during the time of COVID-19.

                    The following guidelines are offered:

                    • In general, the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spread.
                    • If you decide to engage in public activities, continue to protect yourself by practicing everyday preventive actions.
                    • Keep these items on hand when venturing out: a face mask, tissues, and a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, if possible.

                    Source: Daily Activities and Going Out