The project started with research on vaccination and immunization to detect the key issues and establish the topics for the Informative Guide. The partners mapped on Internet for the informative resources and tools which can be used by healthcare staff for improving their knowledge on vaccine and vaccination.
Then, the partners created 20 Info sheets, translated them in English, Romanian, Spanish and Greek and organized an informative campaigns among vulnerable groups and vaccine hesitant people.
Building on the PPT/IENE Model developed in previous IENE projects, the partners established the Training Curriculum for healthcare professionals involved in vaccination and immunization aiming at enhancing their competence , communication and social relationship skills to work with people coming from hard to reach groups and tackle the vaccine hesitancy.
Then, the partners created 20 Bite sized learning tools, organized in attractive form with links to additional resources, You tube videos, animations and other information sources collected from the Internet in CC license. These Tools are available on the web platform in English, Romanian, Spanish and Greek to be used by healthcare staff for self-learning.
Under the coordination of Edunet, the partners created the methodology and content for the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Promoting vaccination and tackle vaccine hesitancy”.
The course was delivered, piloted and evaluated during six weeks, from 2th of October to 10th of November 2023.
The 210 participants increased their knowledge about vaccination, cultural awareness and cultural knowledge about hesitant and vulnerable people, their thinking and cultural beliefs in front of vaccination and also increased their skills to inform , advice about vaccination, promote and advocacy combat misunderstanding and myths of vaccination, influence, get trust, persuade and improve vaccine confidence to hard to reach groups.