COVID-19 in the Americas: Listening to the Most Vulnerable

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Exploring community perceptions and attitudes of vulnerable populations in the Latin America and Caribbean region around the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Government decision-makers and other local partners can review the findings to understand vulnerable populations challenges and use the recommendations to coordinate efforts to further invest into building community trust, knowledge and acceptance of public health measures and services, as well as to support those most in need.

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This report by the IFRC on perceptions around COVID-19, carried out in nine countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, reveals that some vulnerable populations such as migrants, indigenous communities, and host communities face constraints in accessing vaccination services, lack trust in their local authorities or decision makers, and are reluctant to get inoculated due to fear of side effects and concerns over safety. The report summarizes the findings and offers actionable recommendations around four main areas: the impact of health information, the trust, awareness, and access of COVID-19 vaccines, and the socioeconomic impact of the pandemic.

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