Community engagement campaign Against COVID-19 in Al-Sanamein.
UNICEF and (WHO) with the Department of Health (DoH), raise COVID-19 vaccine awareness in Al-Sanamein, southern Syria.
Parallel to the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine in Dara’a, south Syria, UNICEF and The World Health Organization (WHO) with the Department of Health (DoH), have supported demand generation with a risk communication and community engagement campaign in September this year with thanks to a generous contribution from Kuwait.
Aiming to encourage some 19,000 people above 18 years of age to approach hospitals and health centres to get vaccinated against COVID-19, more than 100 health workers from the Department of Health (DoH) in Dara’a and 85 health centres across the governorate took part in the campaign. The health workers engaged daily with community leaders, influencers and doctors to get their support on the campaign. Department of Health workers also went on more than 700 house visits, reaching 5,500 people on door-to-door visits and organized group awareness sessions for over 4,200 women to fight the spread of misinformation and relay accurate information about the safety of the vaccine as well as advise on the locations of vaccination centres. By the end of the campaign, in Dara’a governorate, some 14,000 people received their first jab against COVID-19 and over 800 their second.