The IENE 11 PROVAC project is a strong response to the important and actual European demand, underlined in EU Strategy for COVID-19 vaccines to prepare health professionals as trusted sources of information on vaccination matters and empower them to address vaccine hesitancy, tackle the misinformation and disinformation, ensure clear communication on the benefits, risks and importance of COVID-19 vaccines and build public confidence in vaccines.
The project aims to support and train the healthcare professionals to promote vaccination and tackle with vaccine hesitancy, to enhance their knowledge on vaccine and vaccination and develop skills of communication, cultural and social relationship skills, empowering them fighting disinformation, tackling the vaccine hesitancy and improving vaccine confidence to people that are more hesitant or people from disadvantaged groups.
The project objectives are:
- To increase the level of knowledge on vaccine and vaccination of the healthcare professionals and support them to promote vaccination and tackle with vaccine hesitancy
- To strengthen the aspects related to vaccination and immunization in the training curricula and education of healthcare professionals
- To increase quality in continuing training of healthcare workers involved in vaccination