The vaccine research and development (R&D) ecosystem has yielded life-saving products for decades by leveraging innovation, collaboration, and partnership; but the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines illustrated that even more is possible when the right circumstances are in place to catalyze progress.
As the world celebrates World Immunization Week with the theme “Vaccines Bring us Closer,” Sabin’s Vaccine Acceptance & Demand initiative and Boost Community recognize the vital work health care workers and immunization professionals in low- and middle-income countries are doing to bring their communities closer to a world free from vaccine-preventable diseases.
The Sabin Social and Behavioral Interventions for Vaccination Acceptance Small Grants Program is proud to support researchers from both the University of Nairobi and AMUA Sikhendu Medical Center in Kitale collaborating to design a virtual research project and implement a virtual, community co-developed intervention to mitigate the spread and impact of COVID-19 misinformation in Trans-Nzoia.

This blog post is part of Sabin’s Pivoting in a Pandemic series, which captures stories of extraordinary leaders who are adapting to advance research and public health in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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