This inter-agency guidance document (2.5MB .pdf) aims to supplement the COVAX demand creation package for COVID-19 vaccines, adding key considerations for humanitarian contexts and marginalized populations with specific access and communication needs.
This document has two primary parts:
- Part 1 focuses on general considerations related to RCCE and advocacy for equitable COVID-19 access for marginalized populations.
- Part 2 focuses on specific considerations and recommendations for each population segment. The population segments addressed are:
- Refugees, migrants, internally displaced persons (IDPs), asylum seekers, and stateless individuals;
- People with disabilities;
- Older people;
- LGBTQI+ populations;
- People living in insecure areas or areas not controlled by the government;
- People experiencing homelessness;
- People living in informal settlements; and
- Indigenous populations.
Under the Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Collective Service—which is led by WHO, IFRC, UNICEF and GOARN—READY co-led the development of this publication with UNHCR, UNICEF, and IOM. Contributors included the Global Health Cluster Task Team Vaccine Working Group and many other partners.
Download: Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccines for Marginalised Populations (2.52MB .pdf)
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