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Combating Vaccine Hesitancy through Storytelling: Four Key Insights on the Power of this Persuasive Approach

Authors: Leah Ewald and Felicity Pocklington Seated on the front porch of her house, perched on the side of a mountain in the vibrant green landscape of Yen Bai Province, Vietnam, with the steady sounds of daily life humming in the background, a woman named Cha tells us who she is in her own words. … Continued

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?

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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

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Third Module of LNCT’s New Free Online Course on Vaccine Hesitancy and Demand Generation Now Available!

Dear LNCT members, We are pleased to announce that the third module of LNCT’s  online course on vaccine hesitancy and demand generation, “Building knowledge and awareness about immunization amongst caregivers and families”  is now available to the public in English, French, Portuguese and Russian. Developed in partnership with Common Thread, this module focuses on why building knowledge and … Continued

Second 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 second module of LNCT’s new online course on vaccine hesitancy and demand generation, “Using data to understand immunization behavior and build demand strategies” is now available to the public in English, French, Portuguese and Russian. Developed in partnership with Common Thread, this module outlines the importance of using data to design … Continued

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

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Vaccine Acceptance is the Next Hurdle

This story originally appeared on the World Health Organization’s website.  COVID-19 vaccines are finally within reach, with several breakthroughs on the horizon. This is good news at the end of a difficult pandemic year. But even after we have overcome the imminent challenges of sufficient supply, efficient rollout and equitable access, vaccine hesitancy will remain … Continued

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

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