COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Strategy, India

Source
Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

This communication strategy supports the COVID-19 vaccines rollout in India and seeks to disseminate timely, accurate and transparent information about the vaccine(s) to alleviate apprehensions about the vaccine, ensure its acceptance and encourage uptake.

The strategy will also serve to guide national, state and district level communication activities, so that the information on the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination process reaches all people, across all states in the country.

The strategy aims to accomplish these goals by:

  • Managing and mitigating any potential disappointment expressed by unmet demand for the vaccine or ‘eagerness’ amongst people
  • Addressing vaccine ‘hesitancy’ that could arise because of apprehensions around vaccine safety, efficacy; and any other myths and misconceptions
  • Provide information on potential risks and mitigate unintended crisis (e.g. AEFI clusters, delay in vaccine rollout for certain population categories) during the introduction and rollout