Contributed “Walk a Mile” exercise for diagnosing barriers and facilitators for vaccine uptake in specific communities and served on advisory committee for the development of field guide.
The COVID-19 Vaccination Field Guide outlines selected strategies to help increase vaccine confidence and uptake. These strategies were drawn from historical (non-COVID-19) vaccination efforts and supported by positive outcomes from evaluation research.
The Field Guide also includes examples from communities currently using these strategies to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake. Each strategy addresses common barriers to getting a COVID-19 vaccine, which are structural, behavioral, or informational. Refer to the complete Field Guide [48 pages] for a list of barriers and their meanings.
When implementing any of these strategies in your community, consider real-world factors by assessing the cost (dollars, time, effort, staffing), involving community leaders in planning and execution, and piloting the effort to measure success before wider execution.