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  1. WHO's page on World Immunization Week with archives to past campaigns and materials
  2. WHO's global page on vaccine safety with links to: Global Vaccine Safety Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety Reference documents and publications
  3. The VACCINATION online course was developed by SBIm in partnership with the Brazilian Ministry of Health for health professionals who work in Brazil public and private vaccination services. To date, more than 130,000 professionals started the course. Divided into modules, the course has duration of 80 hours and can be accessed until 31/12/2018. Certificate is provided for those with at least 75% share and minimum average in 70%. The main topics discussed are: vaccines and recommendations; Cold chain; Vaccination techniques; Vaccination routines.
  4. WHO Europe Flu Awareness campaign materials from 2017. Available in English and Russian. Poster - Protect yourself and your patients from influenza Poster - Influenza can be serious if you have a health problem Poster - Influenza can be serious if you are over 65 Poster - Influenza can be serious for you and your unborn child Leaflet - Protect yourself and your patients from influenza Leaflet - Influenza can be serious if you have a health problem Leaflet - Influenza can be serious if you are over 65 Leaflet
  5. Vaccine Volume 36, Issue 35, 23 August 2018, Pages 5273-5281 Measuring vaccine hesitancy: Field testing the WHO SAGE Working Group on Vaccine Hesitancy survey tool in Guatemala Author links open overlay panelGretchen J.DomekabSean T.O'LearyacSheanaBullbdMichaelBronsertbcIngrid L.Contreras-RoldaneGuillermo AntonioBolaños VenturafAllisonKempeacEdwin J.Asturiasabg https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.07.046Get rights and content Under a Creative Commons license open access Highlights • The Vaccine Hesitancy Survey (VHS) wa
  6. Publication date: 15 October 2018 Source: Vaccine, Volume 36, Issue 43 Author(s): Anita Verma, Drusilla L. Burns Abstract Development of recombinant protective antigen (rPA)-based anthrax vaccines has been hindered by a lack of stability of the vaccines associated with spontaneous deamidation of asparagine (Asn) residues of the rPA antigen during storage. In this study, we explored the role that two deamidation-prone Asn residues located directly adjacent to the receptor binding site of PA, Asn713 and Asn719, play in the stability of rPA-based anthrax vaccines. We
  7. Publication date: 15 October 2018 Source: Vaccine, Volume 36, Issue 43 Author(s): Kateri Bertran, Dong-Hun Lee, Miria F. Criado, Charles L. Balzli, Lindsay F. Killmaster, Darrell R. Kapczynski, David E. Swayne Abstract Maternally-derived antibodies (MDA) provide early protection from disease, but may interfere with active immunity in young chicks. In highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV)-enzootic countries, broiler chickens typically have MDA to Newcastle disease virus (NDV) and H5 HPAIV, and their impact on active immunity from recombinant vectored vacci
  8. Publication date: 22 October 2018 Source: Vaccine, Volume 36, Issue 44 Author(s): Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau, Marianne Promberger, Karis Moon, Ana Wheelock, Miroslav Sirota, Christine Norton, Nick Sevdalis Abstract Healthcare workers (HCWs) are an important priority group for vaccination against influenza, yet, flu vaccine uptake remains low among them. Psychosocial studies of HCWs’ decisions to get vaccinated have commonly drawn on subjective expected utility models to assess predictors of vaccination, assuming HCWs’ choices result from a rational information-weighi
  9. Publication date: 22 October 2018 Source: Vaccine, Volume 36, Issue 44 Author(s): Jessica Kaufman, Rebecca Ryan, Simon Lewin, Xavier Bosch-Capblanch, Claire Glenton, Julie Cliff, Angela Oyo-Ita, Artur Manuel Muloliwa, Afiong Oku, Heather Ames, Gabriel Rada, Yuri Cartier, Sophie Hill Abstract Background Communication interventions for childhood vaccination are promising strategies to address vaccine hesitancy, but current research is limited by the outcomes measured. Most studies measure only vaccination-related outcomes, with minimal consideration of vacc
  10. Publication date: 22 October 2018 Source: Vaccine, Volume 36, Issue 44 Author(s): Rachel Démolis, Carlos Botão, Léonard W. Heyerdahl, Bradford D. Gessner, Philippe Cavailler, Celestino Sinai, Amílcar Magaço, Jean-Bernard Le Gargasson, Martin Mengel, Elise Guillermet Abstract Introduction While planning an immunization campaign in settings where public health interventions are subject to politically motivated resistance, designing context-based social mobilization strategies is critical to ensure community acceptability. In preparation for an Oral Cholera
  11. Publication date: 22 October 2018 Source: Vaccine, Volume 36, Issue 44 Author(s): Leonard W. Heyerdahl, Bagrey Ngwira, Rachel Demolis, Gabriel Nyirenda, Maurice Mwesawina, Florentina Rafael, Philippe Cavailler, Jean Bernard Le Gargasson, Martin A. Mengel, Bradford D. Gessner, Elise Guillermet Abstract A reactive campaign using two doses of Shanchol Oral Cholera Vaccine (OCV) was implemented in 2016 in the Lake Chilwa Region (Malawi) targeting fish dependent communities. Three strategies for the second vaccine dose delivery (including delivery by a community leader
  12. Publication date: 22 October 2018 Source: Vaccine, Volume 36, Issue 44 Author(s): Angus Thomson, Gaëlle Vallée-Tourangeau, L. Suzanne Suggs https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/vaccine
  13. This is a web page by the American Academy of Pediatrics with guidance for healthcare providers for communication with vaccine hesitant parents . The page includes: Types of parental immunization attitudes Key points to consider Strategies for Talking to Parents Policies and Resources
  14. Publish Date: July 2018 Author: MCSP The journey toward polio eradication offers 30 years of accumulated learning. This document seeks to share insights and ideas gleaned from the polio program’s success that might inform accelerate action on other development issues. It is the outcome of a February 2018 polio partners meeting focusing on communication and community engagement within the polio program held with representatives from these organizations: USAID MCSP (Maternal and Child Survival Program) CORE Group Polio Project The Communication Initiative John
  15. ‘Vaccination is an individual right and a shared responsibility.’ That’s the focus of the 2018 European Immunization Week, organised by the World Health Organization (WHO). Ensuring access to immunisation services is essential to controlling preventable diseases. But why is ‘shared responsibility’ in the spotlight? Central to this idea is the scientific concept of ‘herd immunity’, sometimes called ‘community immunity’. This explains how we can stop the spread of disease by maintaining high levels of immunisation. For example, if 95% of people in a community have two doses of the
  16. PATH's Vaccine Resource Library (VRL) gathers hundreds of top immunization resources in a single website. The VRL offers high-quality, scientifically accurate materials on specific diseases and topics in immunization addressed by PATH's work.
  17. This document presents the scientific evidence behind WHO’s recommendations on building and restoring confidence in vaccines and vaccination, both in ongoing work and during crises. The evidence draws on a vast reserve of laboratory research and fieldwork within psychology and communication. It examines how people make decisions about vaccination; why some people are hesitant about vaccination; and the factors that drive a crisis, covering how building trust, listening to and understanding people, building relations, communicating risk and shaping messages to the audiences may mitigate crises.
  18. The Vaccine Education Center has created and compiled a variety of materials to address vaccine-related questions and concerns. Many of the materials found here can be ordered by healthcare professionals. Vaccine- and Vaccine Safety-Related Q&A Sheets “Special Topics” Online Series Q&A Sheets Booklets, Posters and Other Materials International materials Videos and DVDs Mobile App Trivia Game Parents PACK email newsletter Classroom Materials
  19. Usability.gov is the leading resource for user experience (UX) best practices and guidelines, serving practitioners and students in the government and private sectors. The site provides overviews of the user-centered design process and various UX disciplines. It also covers the related information on methodology and tools for making digital content more usable and useful. Site Management Content for this site is managed by the Digital Communications Division in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. HHS actively
  20. This document lists frequently used terms in public health materials and their common, everyday alternatives in plain language sentences. Original sentence examples come from materials on CDC.gov. Some words and phrases may have multiple meanings, so check the context of use before you substitute. Remember, it might not be enough to delete jargon and substitute an everyday word in materials for the nonexpert public. You may have to rewrite the entire sentence or sentences and use multiple techniques. As a rule, you help readers when you: • Write short sentences. •Use active voic
  21. The CDC Clear Communication Index (Index) is a research-based tool to help you develop and assess public communication materials. The Index has 4 introductory questions and 20 scored items drawn from scientific literature in communication and related disciplines. The items represent the most important characteristics that enhance and aid people's understanding of information.
  22. Setting the media agenda Safety events: the immediate media response Tips for spokespersons The questions journalists always ask in a crisis Strategies used by journalists How to prepare a press release
  23. This document suggests four immediate steps when responding to vaccine safety-related events or other events that may erode trust in vaccines or the health authorities delivering them.
  24. This document provides a checklist to test if your country is well prepared for events that may potentially erode trust in vaccines and the health system. The checklist provides inspiration and may point to areas where there is need for improvement. It is also a good point of departure for discussions and planning with regard to immunization communication and crisis response. Use the document to prepare for a meeting with key stakeholders or as a starting point for discussions on vaccine crisis communication.
  25. Over 550,000 free (do-whatever-you-want) high-resolution photos brought to you by the world’s most generous community of photographers.
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