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CITAD – Documenting the COVID19 Vaccination Experiences

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to The world and Nigeria is no exception. The country has been
grappling with the impact of this deadly virus, which has affected
the health, social and economic well-being of its people. The situation
has been particularly challenging for the Northern states of Nigeria,
where the health infrastructure is already strained and the population
more susceptible to the severe impact of the virus due to a variety of
factors.
In this context, the Centre for Information Technology and
Development (CITAD) supported by the MacArthur Foundation took a
proactive approach to tackle hesitancy towards taking the Covid-19
vaccine through the Public Education on Covid-19 Vaccine Project. This
project is a timely and critical initiative that aims to increase awareness
and uptake of Covid-19 vaccines in the northern states of Nigeria.
In the project, CITAD engaged six partner organizations and twelve
social influencers with medical and media background to implement
the activities in not only the six focal states for the project-Kano,
Kaduna, Kogi, Bauchi, Borno and Plateau, but the entire northern
Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory.
The CITAD Covid-19 Vaccination intervention project is a
comprehensive approach that involves community engagement,
advocacy and communication to promote vaccine acceptance and
uptake. The project programme utilizes various channels, such as social
media, radio and community outreach, to reach a wide audience and
disseminate accurate information about Covid-19 vaccines.

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