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Focused interventions are needed to ensure that people and communities value, actively support, and seek out immunization services. Tailored strategies can increase acceptance and demand for vaccination, which should include ongoing community engagement and trust-building, monitoring for misinformation, and crisis response planning. Service quality is a major target for interventions, as well as strategic communications to build a positive information environment.
Countries report on the implementation of behavioral or social strategies to address under-vaccination in the WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Form on Immunization (JRF). Findings were relatively consistent across all WHO regions, yet high-income countries and upper-middle-income countries were less likely to report having implemented demand-focused programs. From 2021 onward, advocates hope to see an increase in the proportion of countries reporting on the implementation of behavioral or social strategies to address under-vaccination.
Proportion of countries that have implemented behavioural or social strategies (i.e., demand generation strategies) to address under-vaccination—Global
|Number of countries||2021|
|Total with response||147 out of 194|
|With behavioural and social drivers of vaccination||127 out of 147|
|Without behavioural and social drivers of vaccination||20 out of 147|
|No response||39 out of 194|
|No data||3 out of 194|
|Not relevant||5 out of 194|