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How to End a Pandemic: 5 Ways to Overcome Covid Vaccine Hesitancy

This blog was written by Sherine Guirguis, Co-Director of Common Thread, and originally appeared on Common Thread’s Medium blog. Vaccination — a photo by CDC on Unsplash By Sherine Guirguis, Co-Director of Common Thread Common Thread puts people at the centre of Public Health. Find us at: gocommonthread.com “I’m pretty sure I had Covid last October. I never get … Continued

Can Social Media Monitoring Lead to Improved Perceptions About Immunization?

Armenia

Authors: Eka Paatashvili, Gayane Sahakyan (MoH, Armenia), Svetlana Grigoryan (MoH, Armenia) The recent COVID-19 crisis has shown how social media can be used successfully for community engagement and emotional support, as well as for providing the latest global evidence. Yet, we also see how it can be used as a tool to spread unverified rumors … Continued

Takeaways from the LNCT Vaccine Hesitancy Workshop: Geneva, Switzerland (November 18-19, 2019)

Armenia, Georgia, Ghana, Lao PDR, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

Authors: Kristen de Graaf, Ekaterine Adamia, Nona Beradze, Ivdity Chikovani On November 18-19, 2019, delegates from the Learning Network for Countries in Transition (LNCT) participated in a vaccine hesitancy workshop in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting brought together 12 actively engaged LNCT members from Armenia, Georgia, Ghana, Lao PDR, Uzbekistan and Vietnam with experts from the … Continued

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First Module of LNCT’s New Free Online Course on Vaccine Hesitancy and Demand Generation Now Available to the Public

Dear LNCT members, We are pleased to announce that the first module of LNCT’s new online course on vaccine hesitancy and demand generation, “Understanding and Generating Demand for Immunization” is now available to the public in English, French, Portuguese and Russian. Developed in partnership with Common Thread, this module introduces key behavior change concepts and … Continued

Practitioner Perspectives: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Challenges – Armenia

Armenia

During our vaccine hesitancy workshop, which took place in Geneva in November 2019, we sat down with a couple participants to hear about their experiences addressing vaccine hesitancy challenges in their country. This interview is with Svetlana Grigoryan, Head of Immunization and Epidemiology, Vaccine Preventable Diseases Department, Armenia. The interview recording can be listened to … Continued

Practitioner Perspectives: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Challenges – Vietnam

Vietnam

During our vaccine hesitancy workshop, which took place in Geneva in November 2019, we sat down with a couple participants to hear about their experiences addressing vaccine hesitancy challenges in their country. This interview is with Dang Thi Tanh Huyen, Vice Head of National EPI office, Vietnam. The interview recording can be listened to in … Continued

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sabin’s Social and Behavioral Interventions for Vaccination Acceptance Small Grants Program Awarding $25,000 for Intervention Research Projects for Increasing Vaccination Confidence

The Sabin Vaccine Institute is proud to announce its second iteration of the Social and Behavioral Interventions for Vaccination Acceptance Small Grants Program. Under this program, grants of $25,000 each will be awarded for intervention research projects, which can be conducted over a period of 10 months beginning in September 2020. The primary goal of … Continued

Religious Leaders Can Help Build Vaccine Confidence

This article originally appeared in Forbes. Below is an excerpt. Muslim clerics helped increase vaccination rates in Pakistan. An ultra-Orthodox community in Jerusalem mandated that children get vaccinated following a measles outbreak. Religious and local leaders are working with pygmy communities to increase trust in the Ebola vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (where vaccination workers have been … Continued

New Study Finds Lower Trust in National Government Linked to no History of Vaccination

This survey originally appeared in the Lancet. Below is an excerpt. View the full findings here.  A new survey investigated the association between confidence in governments and the percentage of respondents who did not have vaccination in the past 5 years because of safety concerns, grouped by country.  The survey found that no history of … Continued

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