Following the spread of COVID-19 in the world, young people have demonstrated resilience in the face of economic climate and social crisis, compounded by the effects of COVID-19. While COVID-19 makes no distinction for race, ethnicity, religion, gender, authority and social class, it disproportionately impacts systematically marginalized individuals and communities. Different levels of literacy, education, and access can impact people’s ability to understand critical information and make informed decisions about their health and well-being. Attitudes and beliefs towards COVID-19 vary within and between communities. As such, it is important for us to identify and understand such perceptions in order for us to collectively improve our approach to vaccine literacy at the community, national and global levels.
With resources invested into research to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, this research is vital and timely, and complements the work being done by leaders and stakeholders to effectively support and prepare strategies to tackle vaccine literacy among populations. The following survey was developed through a partnership of Youth representatives from #MoreViralThanTheVirus Movement; HILA Alliance (UNESCO-GAPMIL); UNMGCY; IFMSA; Talk Up Yout; African Union Youth Envoy; Global Shapers Copenhagen Hub and MILEN Network;
We aim to access the factors that contribute to people’s decisions regarding vaccines and identify informational trance based on the data collected through the survey. The results of the survey will be used to help inform the design of effective communication strategies on the COVID-19 vaccine and enable people to make informed decisions about their treatment options.
This survey is anonymous and we respectfully ask all of you to answer these questions as truthfully as possible. The results of this survey will be collected, analysed and made accessible to a team of experts and researchers on health and information literacy. The results of this survey may also feed into future studies by other organizations and institutions. If you have any queries with regards to this survey, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Please note: This is an independent initiative by Youth representatives from the aforementioned Youth organisations or groups, we have no funding, sponsorship whatsoever.