The Ministry of Health Liberia, in collaboration with African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) Liberia with support from US CDC and other partners, undertook a surveillance intervention campaign for COVID-19 vaccination. On July 25-29, 2022, a five-day Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) workshop were conducted at K-Plaza in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County. The training workshop was steered with the sole objective of reducing vaccine hesitancy and increasing the uptake of COVID-19 vaccination. The training was conducted for 44 participants from fifteen hard-to-reach and underserved districts within the country. Each of the 44 participants was given a bag, rain boot, raincoat, hard drive (with audio message), jacket, and a phone for field implementation before departure. Topics of discourse included Risk Communication, Community Engagement & Community Engagement Role Play (Goals of Community Entry, Audience analysis, and Building trust in COVID-19 vaccine), Perception and Misinformation of COVID-19 vaccine, Steps to Behavior Change / Media Engagement, Role of social media during COVID-19 campaign, and Monitoring of CIVIC Project / Reporting. The participants did a role play to combat vaccine hesitancy through communication in the counties.
“Herd immunity (or community immunity) occurs when a high percentage of the community is immune