Unicef's Vaccine Misinformation Management Field Guide was published in December 2020 and offers guidance for addressing a global infodemic and fostering demand for immunisation.
Published Report: Supporting Strong Engagement Practice in Clinical Trialsby Mesh Editorial Team, Sian Aggett
This report from Hilo Consultants Ltd outlines the key themes arising from a workshop session held in October 2020 which sought to look at ways of supporting strong practice in engagement within clinical trials.
Developed in Kenya, this toolkit can be used to support engagement with vaccine studies and particularly for COVID-19. These illustrated slides give a simplified scientific explanation of vaccine development, including the sequence and timeline for clinical studies, ethical review and randomisation.
Project Report: Bate Papo Vacina! (Let’s get vaccinated!)by Emily Lawrence, Jenny Payne, Bvudzai Magadzire
This blog style project reflection from Village Reach gives an introduction to the different aspects of their research project exploring barriers to vaccination in Mozambique.
This seminar, held in October 2020, explores vaccines hesitancy and what effect it will have on the development and roll-out of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. Chaired by Katherine Littler, Co-Lead, Global Health Ethics & Governance Unit at WHO.
Video: ISNTD: Sustaining Vaccines Confidence in a Post-truth Era - panel discussion highlightsby Mesh Editorial Team
Published Literature: The Polio Communication Network Contribution to the Polio Outbreak Response in Ethiopia's Somali Region, 2013-2015by Mesh Editorial Team
This article explores the Polio Communication Network's contribution to the polio outbreak response in the Somali Region of Ethiopia from 2013 to 2015. The article explores the barriers that prevented communities in seeking immunizations and they include weak health worker interpersonal communication during immunization sessions, in accessible immunization site, fear of vaccine side effects and reactions and inconvenient timing of sessions.