Project Example

COVID-19 Vaccines Hesitancy Among Healthcare in Ethiopia and Associated Factors – Brief Report

Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP) has implemented a COVID-19 vaccine
promotion project in Ethiopia with funding and technical assistance from the United States Agency for
International Development (USAID) through the global Breakthrough ACTION mechanism. From
February to March 2022, CCP/Ethiopia conducted a cross-sectional facility-based assessment of COVD-
19 vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers (HCWs). The assessment aimed to inform the risk
communication and vaccine promotion programs in Ethiopia. Mobile phone assisted interviews were
used to collect information regarding exposure to COVID-19 messages, risk perceptions and behavioral
practices that are relevant to COVID-19 vaccines. A total of 500 randomly sampled healthcare workers
were interviewed from selected health centers and hospitals in five clusters of major regions of Ethiopia
(Bahir Dar, Hawasa, Jimma, Assossa and Addis Ababa). About 100 randomly sampled HCWs were
interviewed from each cluster.

Date of Publication: November 23, 2022