These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have been developed jointly by the IFE Core Group, UNICEF, and the COVID-19 Infant Feeding Working Group based on the most recent World Health Organisation (WHO) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE).
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.
This page offers both the general public and health practitioners answers to basic questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The questions include:
- Is there a vaccine for COVID-19?
- When will COVID-19 vaccines be ready for distribution?
- How likely is it that safe, effective vaccines for COVID-19 will be developed?
- How quickly could COVID-19 vaccines stop the pandemic?
- What types of COVID-19 vaccines are being developed? How would they work?
- How will we know if COVID-19 vaccines are safe?
- Will other vaccines help protect me from COVID-19?
- Will COVID-19 vaccines provide long-term protection?
This project creates and translates accessible COVID-19 information into different languages to help all patients know when, and how, to seek care. The materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing.
All of the materials are reviewed and vetted by physicians and medical school faculty members at the Harvard hospitals. These materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing. The materials are freely available for download and distribution without copyright restrictions. The project currently supports 35 languages.
Source: COVID-19 Health Literacy Project
This timeline tells the story of WHO’s response to COVID-19, starting from the end of December 2019 to the present day.
The timeline breaks information down into the following categories, and within these, by regions of the world:
- All actions
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