Spreading good vibes and vaccine confidence up to the last mile

Get Vaxxed for Good Vibes is a USAID-supported campaign to help the Department of Health in the Philippines advance COVID prevention and vaccine confidence for at-risk populations in rural and semi-urban communities. Two years into the global pandemic, promoting minimum public health standards together with vaccine uptake helps communities recover and bounce back.

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    Menstruation and COVID-19 vaccination

    The aim of this study is to measure whether or not the COVID-19 vaccines causes changes in women’s menstrual cycle or unexpected vaginal bleeding.

    Source: Menstruation and COVID-19 vaccination

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      Real-Time Rumor Tracking for COVID-19: System Design and Implementation Guide

      This document is written for humanitarian or public health organizations as well as national governments seeking to document rumors in a systematic and dynamic fashion.

      First, the document provides an overview of the role of rumors in a public health or humanitarian emergency, followed by a summary of the community-based approach taken by Breakthrough ACTION during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Finally, the guide lays out an application of this approach using the District Health Information System 2 (DHIS2) open source software platform, including an overview of a pre-configured metadata package that can be installed on a new DHIS2 system or imported to an existing system.

      While this guide and the associated DHIS2 package were developed for COVID-19, rumors play a role in a variety of public health issues. Real-time monitoring of rumors thus provides a unique opportunity for dynamic two-way communication with communities.

      Source: Real-Time Rumor Tracking for COVID-19: System Design and Implementation Guide

      Pre-Configured Metadata Package [ZIP]

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        COVID-19 Risk Communication Package

        This package provide health care facility management and healthcare workers with an overview of the key actions required to keep safe & healthy in the workplace.

        Source: COVID-19 Risk Communication Package

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        Pharmacists and COVID-19 Vaccination – Considering Mobile Phone Caller Tunes as a Novel Approach to Promote Vaccine Uptake in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

        As several low- and middle-income countries roll out their COVID-19 vaccination programmes, COVID-19 vaccines hesitancy could threaten the success of such programmes. But pharmacists can play a leading role in addressing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy by using a critical mobile phone-based technology. This technology, known as caller tunes or ringback tones, is flourishing in low- and middle-income countries such as those in Africa and Asia where it is used to promote popular songs and religious messages. With this technology, callers to mobile phones hear a message or a song instead of the typical ringing sound. There is a need for pharmacists associations to collaborate with the creative arts industry and telecommunication companies to have caller tunes on COVID-19 vaccines. As pharmacists and others download COVID-19 vaccine caller tunes onto their mobile phones, their callers will hear COVID-19 vaccines messages or songs. This could help combat disinformation and hesitancy, and promote widespread vaccination as availability increases.

        Source: Pharmacists and COVID-19 Vaccination – Considering Mobile Phone Caller Tunes as a Novel Approach to Promote Vaccine Uptake in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

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          Establishing and Managing a Hotline: A Technical Brief

          Hotlines are particularly valuable during emergencies, so design teams must consider a variety of issues to establish them successfully. This technical brief addresses key questions and challenges to consider when setting up a hotline, especially within the context of COVID-19 or other pandemics.

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            Sub-national Risk Communication & Community Engagement Implementation Field Guide to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

            This field guide was developed to provide guidance to Community Health Workers, Health Promoters and Social Mobilisers on the implementation of COVID-19 risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) activities at the sub national level.

            Source: Sub-national Risk Communication & Community Engagement Implementation Field Guide to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

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