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Considerations When Staffing Mass Vaccination Sites

By Stephanie Schorow for the Global Mass Vaccination Collaborative When trying to get as many shots in arms as possible, the question of who will do the jab becomes a key consideration. Also important is who will keep records, clean the facilities, organize supplies and even greet patients. Mass vaccination sites are not possible without… Continue reading Considerations When Staffing Mass Vaccination Sites

South Sudan Amps Up COVID-19 Vaccinations with Strategic Communication and Collaborations

By Stephanie Schorow for the Global Mass Vaccination Site Collaborative The first confirmed COVID-19 case in South Sudan,  a country of about 13.6 million people, was recorded on April 5, 2020. Nearly a year later, in March of 2021, the first vaccine rollout began with 132,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccines received via COVAX.  Unfortunately, due… Continue reading South Sudan Amps Up COVID-19 Vaccinations with Strategic Communication and Collaborations

Not All Mass Vaccination Campaigns Should Be Alike

By Stephanie Schorow for the Global Mass Vaccination Site Collaborative March 11, 2022 The need for COVID-19 vaccinations is universal, but ways of effectively administering those vaccines can vary dramatically from country to country. In Brazil, for example, the population is accustomed to mass vaccination campaigns and generally feels comfortable going to mass vaccination sites.… Continue reading Not All Mass Vaccination Campaigns Should Be Alike

Market Queens, Football Associations, Churches, and Mosques Aid COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts in Northern Ghana

By Stephanie Schorow for the Global Mass Vaccination Site Collaborative When public health officials in northern Ghana, a region with a population of a little over 2 million, began the push for COVID-19 vaccinations, they found a significant portion of the population didn’t believe COVID-19 existed. Or if it did, it wasn’t a serious problem.… Continue reading Market Queens, Football Associations, Churches, and Mosques Aid COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts in Northern Ghana

Targeting the “Movable Middle:” Generating Demand for Vaccinations in Côte d’Ivoire

By Stephanie Schorow for the Global Mass Vaccination Site Collaborative In December of 2021, VillageReach, a nonprofit with the mission of transforming health care delivery to reach everyone, was preparing to launch a COVID-19 vaccination site in Côte d’Ivoire. They faced a host of logistical considerations – not least of which was where to locate… Continue reading Targeting the “Movable Middle:” Generating Demand for Vaccinations in Côte d’Ivoire

Ciblez le milieu indécis: Générez une demande de vaccins en Côte d’Ivoire

18 février 2022 Read English version here. En décembre 2021, VillageReach, une organisation à but non lucratif dont la mission est de transformer la prestation des soins de santé pour atteindre tout le monde, se préparait à lancer un centre de vaccination contre le COVID-19 en Côte d’Ivoire. Ils ont dû faire face à de nombreuses… Continue reading Ciblez le milieu indécis: Générez une demande de vaccins en Côte d’Ivoire

Mapping Wellbeing: Four Ways to a Longer and More Meaningful Life

By Rachel Broudy Sixteen years ago, Dan Buettner studied the places in the world where people lived the longest. He went to the communities where people outlived their neighbors, with greater numbers of people living into their 90s and 100s. He called these the Blue Zones. As Mr. Buettner explored the Blue Zones, he found… Continue reading Mapping Wellbeing: Four Ways to a Longer and More Meaningful Life

Funding Sources for Mass Vaccination Sites: Options and Opportunities

Lisez ceci en français.  By Stephanie Schorow for the Global Mass Vaccination Site Collaborative The challenges of setting up and running a COVID-19 mass vaccination site are myriad. Organizers must find a suitable location, hire or bring in qualified staff, do outreach, and obtain and maintain a good supply of the vaccine. All this takes… Continue reading Funding Sources for Mass Vaccination Sites: Options and Opportunities

Sources de financement des centres de vaccination de masse : Options et opportunités

Jan 21, 28, 2022 Read this in English. Les défis liés à la mise en place et au fonctionnement d’un centre de vaccination de masse contre le COVID-19 sont multiples. Les organisateurs doivent trouver un lieu approprié, embaucher ou faire appel à du personnel qualifié, mener des actions de sensibilisation, et obtenir et maintenir un… Continue reading Sources de financement des centres de vaccination de masse : Options et opportunités

De Seattle à Kinshasa: VillageReach adapte les efforts de vaccination de masse contrele COVID-19

24 janvier 2022 Read English version here. L’un des points forts du Global Mass Vaccination Site Collaborative a été les présentations par des organisations et des individus du monde entier sur leurs approches de la mise en place et du fonctionnement des centres de vaccination contre le COVID-19. Les 19 novembre et 17 décembre 2021, VillageReach, dont… Continue reading De Seattle à Kinshasa: VillageReach adapte les efforts de vaccination de masse contrele COVID-19