Behavioral and Social Drivers of Vaccination: Tools and practical guidance for achieving high uptake

This guidebook supports the use of the behavioral and social drivers of vaccination tools to understand what drives the uptake of vaccines. It is intended for immunization program managers, research advisors, and others who are collecting, analyzing, and using data for immunization programme planning and evaluation. Routine tracking of BeSD data will offer insights into how to continuously improve program implementation. Using the validated tools presented here will equip programs and partners to understand the reasons for low vaccine uptake, track trends over time, and reduce coverage inequities by gathering and using data to systematically design, implement, and evaluate tailored interventions.

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Communicating COVID-19 Media, Trust, and Public Engagement

  • Examines global communication experiences in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Explores media’s role in health, politics, technology, society, and culture during COVID-19
  • Offers interdisciplinary insights from media studies, journalism, public health, and strategic communication

Breakthrough ACTION contributed three chapters that analyze stigma’s impact on COVID-19 communication, a multi-channel approach to debunk rumors, and the role of celebrities and religious figures in dispelling COVID-19 myths. While these chapters are based on Breakthrough ACTION’s COVID-19 work, the findings can have implications for risk communication and community engagement efforts more generally.

 

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The Little Jab Book: A Playbook for COVID-19 Vaccination in Papua New Guinea

COVID-19 has had significant economic and health impacts around the world. In Papua New Guinea (PNG), COVID-19 has led to 669 confirmed deaths and 46,663 cases from January 3, 2020 to January 25, 2023. To minimize the number of infections, the short and long-term negative health effects, and the number of deaths due to COVID-19, a global vaccination roll-out is imperative, making the vaccines the number one measure to combat this pandemic. Inspired by the Little Jab book series, this book begins with a look into the most important vaccine uptake problems in PNG and highlights interventions to overcome these problems. It includes 12 recommended behavioral science interventions for adults living in urban or rural PNG.

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Evaluation of the WHO Community Engagement Research Initiative

The coronavirus disease (‎COVID-19)‎ pandemic has exposed inequities and service delivery gaps in national and global health systems. These weaknesses reveal the need to reimagine systemic approaches to community engagement, relationship development and trust building in health. The World Health Organization (‎WHO)‎ Regional Office for the Western Pacific led a multi-country Community Engagement Research Initiative to fill critical research gaps and accelerate action in mitigating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable populations.

This report offers an evaluation of evaluative action-based research carried out by four country research teams in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Malaysia.

Source: Evaluation of the WHO Community Engagement Research Initiative

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COVID-19 Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know

This public service announcement focuses on informing parents about the vaccination campaign for 5-11 years old children in Bangladesh and how they can register their children for vaccination.

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Three things to know about COVID-19 vaccination for children

This public service announcement focuses on the three things parents should know about regarding the COVID-19 vaccination for children.

  1. They are safe based on the growing evidence from other countries.
  2. Precaution measures need to be taken even after getting vaccinated.
  3. Vaccine registration should be done with the 17-digit code on birth certificates. Birth certificates with 7 digits are no longer valid and must be updated.

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Taking all doses of COVID-19 vaccines

This public service announcement highlights the importance of staying up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters, to bolster waning immunity and reap the full benefits of vaccines.

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The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemics on the Development of Health Risk Communication: Challenges and Opportunities

Starting from an analysis of communication in Italy during the COVID-19 emergency period (February–June 2020), this paper provides an overview of the main challenges and opportunities for communication during pandemics. The purpose of this study is to perform a literature review contributing to the identification of practical recommendations for the improvement of current risk communication strategies.

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    @One Vax Two Lives COVID-19 Vaccine Promotion for Pregnant Women

    This is an Instagram account from University of Washington Health promoting COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women.

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