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Community-led Strategies to Aid Vaccine Acceptance: Five Case Studies from the Global South

Source: Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Vaccine Acceptance & Demand initiative

The cover of Community-led Strategies to Aid Vaccine Acceptance: Five Case Studies from the Global SouthThe Sabin Vaccine Institute’s 2020-2021 Social and Behavioral Grants Program partners concluded their year-long research projects in December 2021. Multidisciplinary teams from five countries were awarded funding to explore the social drivers of COVID-19 misinformation and its impact on both routine immunization acceptance and the acceptance of a COVID-19 vaccine. The initial case-study report, Community-led Strategies to Aid Vaccine Acceptance: Five Case Studies from the Global South, has been compiled to inform action and investment around the globe that seek to build more vaccine confident communities. The grant partners featured in the report represent multidisciplinary teams from Mewat, India; Trans-Nzoia County, Kenya; Sindh Province, Pakistan; and the Kambia District, Sierra Leone. Together, research teams and communities designed interventions employing a range of strategies including digital and social media messaging to increase vaccine literacy, as well as participatory research to equip and empower community health workers and community influencers to dispel rumors and strengthen trust between patients and providers.


This booklet was authored by the 2020-2021 Sabin Vaccine Institute Social and Behavioral Research Grant Partners in collaboration with Sabin’s Cassidy Howell, Kate Hopkins and Stacey Knobler. Sabin appreciates the thought leadership, time and expertise of our partners.
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this report included incorrect logos in the case studies from Karachi, Pakistan, and Trans-Nzoia, Kenya. We regret the error and the logos have been corrected.

Individual Case Studies

Read the individual case studies from the grant partners featured in the report.

Equipping Community Healthworkers with Social Science Training: Invaluable Liaisons to Support Vaccine Access and Acceptance (Kambia District of Sierra Leone)

Authors: Luisa Enria, Phd., Department of Global Health and Development, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Joseph Sylvanus Bangura, MBCh.B, MPH, Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation

Feb 28 2022

Value of Community Co-design for Vaccine Confidence Interventions (Karachi, Pakistan)

Authors: Rubina Qasim, MSc, Institute of Nursing, Dow University of Health, Sciences, Pakistan; Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai, PhD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics & Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan; and Uday Narayan Yadav, PhD, MPH, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population, Health, Australian national University, Canberra

Feb 28 2022

Community Health Worker Led Intervention for Vaccine Information and Confidence (Mewat District, Haryana, India)

Authors: Baldeep Dhaliwal, MSPH, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Rajeev Seth, MD, MBBS, Bal Umang Drishya Sanstha (BUDS); and Anita Shet, MD, MBBS, PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Feb 28 2022

mHealth and Social Media Based Interventions to Provide Childhood Immunization Coverage & COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy (Sindh Province, Pakistan)

Authors: Abdul Momin Kazi, MBBS, MPH, Aga Khan University Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, and Fauzia Malik, PhD, MSc, Yale University

Feb 28 2022

Interrupted Time Series Study of Adult Perceptions Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine (Trans-Nzoia, Kenya)

Authors: Benson Wamalwa, PhD, MSc, University of Nairobi, and Chrysanthus Wamela, Registered Nurse, Kenya AMAU

Apr 18 2024
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