Understanding Vaccine Acceptance & Strategies to Increase Vaccine Uptake

This e-learning course, developed in November 2021, during the COVID-19 pandemic, aims at increasing understanding of the drivers of vaccine acceptance and design targeted strategies to increase vaccine uptake. 

⏳ Duration: 30 minutes

👥 Audience: Healthcare workers, health promoters/health promotion managers, civil society organisations working at national and sub-national levels working on vaccination or in vaccination programs. Public health and risk communication professionals may also be interested in the concepts and strategies introduced.

🎯 Objectives: After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the 5C model and advocate for its use in diagnosing barriers to vaccine acceptance and uptake, and in designing adapted strategies.
  • Describe why diagnosing the barriers to vaccine acceptance and uptake is essential, and recognise the data collection tools that may be used.
  • Understand the need to evaluate behaviour change interventions, and describe how this may be done considering the complexity of causality in behavioural interventions.