Scaling Up COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

A one-year project funded by the Catholic Relief Services to scale up community-based, person-centred strategies that strengthen COVID-19 vaccine rollout in disadvantaged areas of the Mpumalanga Province during the course of 2023.

The key strategies of the project are:

  • Leverage the influence of trusted faith-based networks, traditional health practitioners, and community groups in support of the Department of Health’s COVID-19 vaccination programme, without setting up parallel systems.
  • Work out coordinated measures that bridge the distance between vaccine seekers and vaccination sites and strive to leave no one behind—this involves integrating COVID-19 vaccination into primary health care activities carried out by public health facilities and outreach teams with a view to normalize COVID-19 vaccination in the target communities while reaching out to socio-economically disadvantaged individuals and those who are most at risk of developing serious illness from COVID-19.

The project entails empowering locally-based Vaccine Ambassadors with COVID-19 vaccine literacy and effective strategies to support COVID-19 vaccine rollout. It will reach out to priority sub-districts and areas of interest such as schools, workplaces, community centers, churches/faith assemblies, informal settlements, mining/rural areas identified in collaboration with the Department of Health.

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