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Generating acceptance and demand for COVID-19 vaccines
Now that COVID-19 vaccines have been developed, the next major milestone will be ensuring people around the world are vaccinated, starting with the most vulnerable.
The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines presents fresh challenges, such as working to rapid timelines and reaching older populations that normally would not be a major focus of vaccination.
Addressing the operational challenges that arise from these developments is vital to ensuring vaccines are valued, trusted, easily available, and actively sought out. This is particularly important to achieve among under-reached groups, including women and girls.
These tools were designed to respond to these challenges and support planning and implementation for COVID-19 vaccination. They offer practical guidance on a range of areas – from planning, to data gathering and evaluation, to specific strategies for community engagement and managing rumours and misinformation.
These materials were developed through an iterative, participatory process by the demand sub-group of the Country Readiness and Delivery (CRD) workstream of COVAX, the vaccines pillar of the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator.
These tools are designed for national immunization programme managers, partner organizations, implementers and civil society representatives, and should be adapted and tailored for local contexts.
Updated versions will be posted, based on the latest evidence and learning.