Perceptions on vaccination

Opinions of U-Reporters on overall vaccination and COVID-19 vaccine

UNICEF/2020/N. Maxhuni


The UNICEF Kosovo Office in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Health launched a U-Report poll on December 2020 on the perceptions around vaccines and COVID-19 vaccine acceptance The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Kosovo society on many levels. Since the first cases of infections with COVID-19 were registered in Kosovo on March 2020, the total number of confirmed cases has reached 54.839 with 48.046 reported recoveries and 1.392 deaths (as of January 14th).

Different measures were introduced to contain the virus, including nationwide lockdowns and school closures. While children are not the face of this pandemic, they risk being among its biggest victims, as children’s lives are nonetheless being changed in profound ways. All children, adolescents and youth, are being affected, in particular by the socio-economic impacts and, in some cases, by mitigation measures that may inadvertently do more harm than good. The wider social and economic impact of the pandemic will in the long term have a significant impact on children’s right to health, education, protection and psychological well-being. 

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