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VARN2023 Posters

Poster presentations at VARN2023 (photo: Sabin)

Multidisciplinary researchers at the VARN2023 Conference (Bangkok, Thailand, June 13-15, 2023) working on how to improve immunization in their communities and regions developed 61 poster presentations to offer a snapshot of key findings, insights, and evidence-based solutions to enhance vaccine acceptance, demand, and delivery across regions in four categories: Life-Course Vaccination, Childhood Essential Immunization, Social Listening and Combating Misinformation, and Demand Generation.

Life-Course Vaccination

Knowledge and Factors Associated with the Willingness to Accept Tuberculosis Re-Vaccination —among Abattoir Workers in Nigeria — Francis Ejeh

Decolonizing Global Health and Strengthening Vaccination Programs Using Online Platforms: a Bottoms-up Approach — Baldeep Dhaliwal

Social sciences involved in the response against COVID-19: Contribution to the generation of demand for vaccination among health personnel in Cameroon — Albert Legrand Fosso

Understanding behavioral and social drivers of COVID-19 vaccine and childhood immunization demand and uptake in Addis Ababa and Oromia, Ethiopia: a qualitative assessment — Shibani Kulkarni

Strategy to Improve COVID-19 Vaccination for Vulnerable Groups in Indonesia: Localization of Risk Communication & Community Engagement and Inclusive Vaccination — Yulianto Kurniawan

Does Enforcement in COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake Effective in Improving Vaccination Acceptance?— Yulianto Kurniawan

Empower Public Private Partnership to Reach Elderly and People with Disability through Volunteer-based Humanitarian Agency, University and Social Networks in Central Java and South Sulawesi, Indonesia: A Pilot Intervention Lesson Learned — Yulianto Kurniawan

Interventions to increase vaccine uptake in prisons: A global systematic scoping review — Babak Moazen

Effective practices and lessons learned vaccinating high priority populations in Africa and integration of COVID-19 vaccine into routine care — Evonne Mwangale

COVID-19 Vaccination Status and Access to Health Services among Men who have Sex with Men and Transgender Women in India: Findings from a hybrid-mode cross-sectional survey — Aleena Sebastian

When families closed their homes to vaccines: Stories of hesitancy, mistrust and structural challenges –  evidence from a large-scale qualitative study in urban and rural Philippines — Mark Donald Reñosa

Toward a more inclusive vaccination program: A case of People with Disabilities (PwD) during COVID-19 Vietnam — Nguyen Phuong

Assessment of Hepatitis-B Vaccination Status through an Intersectionality Lens: A Cross-sectional Study among MSM and Transgender Women in India — Aleena Sebastian

Vaccine Trust and Misinformation in Bihar, India — Ashmita Gupta

Using the Integration Mapping Tool to Support Countries in Assessing Their Level of Integration —Adidja Amani

Childhood Essential Immunization

An explorative study to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on uptake of child routine immunizations in South Africa — Anushka Ashok

Recovery of Routine Immunization Coverage disrupted by COVID pandemic: India’s lessons in mitigating the catastrophic impact on immunization services disrupted by the pandemic — Jitendra Awale

COVID-19 Recovery Strategies and Coverage for Routine Childhood Immunization in Nepal – A retrospective analysis of National Family Welfare Survey Data 2020-2021 — Navneet Bichha

Addressing health fears that prevent routine immunization in Iraq — Valentina Bollenback

Delayed Childhood Vaccination in the Urban Poor Settlements of Nairobi, Kenya: An Examination of the Role of Behavioral and Social Factors — Judy Gichuki

Implementation of an EPI/PEI synergy model for improving immunization in the peri-urban areas of Karachi:  A case study — Rakhshanda Ishaque

Understanding stakeholder perspectives for introduction and uptake of newer vaccine/s for acute lower respiratory infections in children – qualitative insights from four Indian states — Jessy Joseph

Vaccine Confidence and Intention to Vaccinate Children against COVID-19 among Parents in Mysore, India — Kiranmayee Muralidhar

Community solutions to overcome barriers to vaccination: Using Photovoice to improve immunization uptake — Sheetal Sharma

Facilitators and barriers associated with Zero-dose among children less than five years old in Pakistan: secondary analysis of demographic health surveys (2012-2018) — Mohammad Tahir Yousafzai

Community Engagement to Uptake the childhood immunization service utilization during the COVID-19 Pandemic in four districts of Uttar Pradesh — Parul Ratna

Social Listening and Combating Misinformation

Improving Health worker and Community Influencer Competence on Identifying and Managing Misinformation on Routine Immunisation in Niger State, Nigeria — Kemisola Agbaoye

Reaching insular communities with reliable health information: the Jewish Orthodox Women’s Medical Association (JOWMA) COVID-19 hotline — Miriam Borvick

Perceived safety of COVID-19 vaccines: Conceptualization and impact on vaccine intention in Côte d’Ivoire — Abdul Dosso

Exploring the importance of social listening to mitigate anti-vax propaganda. A retrospective analysis:  — Poorna Fernando

“But it is that very strong cough that we have always suffered from”: A qualitative study of COVID-19 misinformation in Buikwe, Uganda  — Freddy Kitutu

Rumor has it…you can quickly leverage a national health hotline for social listening — Carla Toko

A New Template for Measuring Transformative Changes among Community Cadre: An Experiment with the Community Cadre of CORE Group Partners Project (CGPP), India — Sudipta Mondal

Social listening to mitigate rumors and misinformation about vaccines and vaccination — Sunday Oko

Framing of vaccine messages on key information platforms over time: The case of broadcast media in the Philippines  — Jonas Wachinger

‘I’m glad my bub has just weaned so I don’t have to make that decision!’: An online social listening study on breastfeeding and COVID-19 information — Becky White

Facilitators and Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccination Among Health Workers and the General Population in Guinea — Naby Yaya Conte

Tracking Adverse Events towards COVID-19 Vaccines using Social Listening Platform – An Observational Study — Sunitha Chandrasekhar

Demand Generation

Community-based approaches to overcoming barriers to COVID-19 vaccination: an example from urban Ethiopia — Tewodros Alemayehu Abebe

Digital Talking Comics to improve the uptake of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PVC) in Nuh District in Haryana in India  — Ifra Anjum

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural Philippines Through Upskilling and Digital-enablement of Community Health Workers (CHWs) — Logan Ansell

Information materials for healthcare professionals and caregivers to increase MMR1 vaccination in North Macedonia: from solution conceptualization to implementation and process evaluation —Vivianne Bianco

Prevalence of Missed Opportunities and Associated Factors in Urban and Rural Areas of Southwest, Nigeria — Olapeju Esimai

Progress toward global monitoring of the behavioural and social drivers of vaccination — Francine Ganter-Restrepo

So, what do we really know? A systematic review of the socio-behavioral factors influencing childhood vaccination intentions and uptake — Judy Gichuki

Observations, social experiment, and survey to understand COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour in India— Danish Khan

Power to the people: community-led strategies for generating demand for routine immunization in India — Aastha Kant

Reaching the Unreached: Differential Planning for COVID-19 vaccination in tribal areas of Jharkhand, India — Danish Umair Khan

Implementation Strategy Mapping to enhance Vaccine Acceptance in India: What Lessons Can We Draw from Polio Eradication? — Piyusha Majumdar

Using a massive open online course (MOOC) to empower peer-to-peer conversations to improve vaccine acceptance  — Alex Michel

Human-centered design (HCD) insights from the promotion of COVID-19 vaccination in the context of touristic events in Madagascar — Harinandrasana Domoina Ratovozanany

Impact of Result Based Community Engagement (RBCE) planning on Immunization: A case study of Balochistan, Pakistan — Zia Rehman

Community-based nudges: demand generation for adult and routine immunization in Kenya — Akiko Sakaedani

A socio-ecological comparison of the COVID-19 vaccine decision-making processes among pregnant and lactating women: Findings from Kenya and Bangladesh — Prachi Singh

“God protects us from death through faith and science”: A qualitative study on the role of the faith-leaders in building COVID-19 vaccine trust in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — Kalkidan Yibeltal

Shifting Expectations: A Time Series Representative Community Rapid Assessment of COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake, Routine Immunization, and MNCH Services in Six Eastern and Southern Africa Countries — Gloria Lihemo

Risk Communication and Community Engagement Campaign on COVID-19 — Elise Knutsen

Learn More about the Vaccine Acceptance Research Network (VARN). 

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