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.

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.

The project will explore the spread of misinformation and its social drivers in the border community to inform an intervention addressing circulated misinformation.
Sabin’s Vaccine Acceptance and Demand initiative is proud to support a collaborative study between Dow University of Health Science and Aga Khan University researchers, led by principal investigator Rubina Qasim.
Sabin’s Vaccine Acceptance and Demand initiative is proud to support a virtual project exploring the role of mobile health-based (mHealth) interventions to improve childhood immunization coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic in Pakistan.
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.

By Jamie Minchin, Senior Associate, Vaccine Acceptance and Demand and Meaghan Charlton, Senior Manager, Vaccine Acceptance