Project Example

Addressing Rumors or Myths and Role in Vaccine Safety Events

This video is part of a package of materials, including other short videos, for health workers, called Interpersonal Communication for Immunization.

The video tells a story about an immunization program which has been going well until a rumor begins that one child in a community far from the capital has become sick after receiving a vaccine. The rumor becomes stronger every day and there is concern that the rumor might make parents concerned about bringing their children for vaccination. Frontline workers (FLWs) go to the house of the sick children and find out from the child’s mother that she never thought her son was sick due to the vaccination he received. The mother agrees to speak to others during a community gathering to explain that her son’s illness was not caused by his vaccination. She also responds to a few questions to reassure other caregivers about the safety and advantages of immunization.

Source: UNICEF

Date of Publication: September 30, 2021