After the rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccines and subsequent rollout, there has been an infodemic of misinformation circulating about COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy, reducing public trust in getting vaccinated. The challenges and solutions to address them vary from country to country.
Panelists for this episode shared lessons learned in Uganda and Kenya about promoting the acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines: what they and their organizations are doing to promote vaccine confidence, what is working, and what could work. The panel was followed by a Q&A and discussion.
- Fowzia Mohamed | Founder and Chair, Wezesha Health Services and Public Health Worker, Africa CDC Eastern Africa Collaborating Center | Kenya
- Dr. Emmanuel Bukalu | National Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization (ACSM) Subcommittee Chair, Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunization (UNEPI) | Uganda
- Esther Nasikye | Advocacy and Policy Manager, PATH | Uganda
Dr. Victor Tole | Chief Officer, Medical Services, County Government of Lamu | Kenya
Aisha Hamisi | Community Health Volunteer, CORE Group Polio Project HOA | Kenya
With opening remarks by Lisa Hilmi, CORE Group Executive Director.
This webinar was part of CORE Group’s Vaccine Confidence Live Webinar Series: Protecting Communities by Transforming Vaccine Hesitancy to Confidence.