Podcast: The COVID-19 Conundrum: Tackling vaccine hesitancy in Malawi
Healthy DEvelopments has just launched a podcast on The COVID-19 Conundrum: Tackling vaccine hesitancy in Malawi.
Convincing communities that vaccines are safe and countering misinformation is a major challenge to public health efforts all around the world. Anti COVID-19 vaccination disinformation is spreading and conspiracy theories are rife. At the same time the more transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19 has increased the urgency of vaccinating as many people as quickly as possible. Yet, only around 2% of Africans have been fully vaccinated so far, mostly due to a shortage of vaccines. But even when vaccines are available a sizeable number of people are reluctant to get vaccinated, often because of misconceptions and unbased fears. This is a great cause for concern in countries like Malawi, where COVID-19 infections and deaths have risen sharply in the past few weeks.
Listen to the Healthy Developments podcast to hear about some innovative ways of overcoming the described challenges in Malawi.
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