We are delighted to announce the completion of our Vaccine Hesitancy Project. Funding for this project has been made possible by the Canadian Association of Community Health Centres and the Public Health Agency of Canada.

The project focussed on the creation of tools such a social media posts, pamphlets, and posters to combat vaccine hesitancy. The tools have been translated from English into Arabic, Tigrinya, Somali, Pashto, Dari, and Karen-Burmese. The tools will be available through our clinic, Regina Catholic Family Services, and the Regina Open Door Society. Also, a guide to promote vaccine confidence was created to assist medical providers and settlement specialists to engage vaccine hesitant clients. The guide serves as a supplement and the SMA’s C-19 vaccine guidelines.

Additional funding was granted for similar tools providing information on covid vaccination for five- to eleven-year-old children. These tools have been translated into six languages and will be shared with various agencies.

Thank you to Executive Director, Dawn Martin; researcher, content creator and project coordinator Katherine Lyseiko; graphic designer, Elaine Mollard; and translators: Fidaa Said, Lulia Fessahaie, Habon Sheikhabdurahman, Salma Azimi, and Pusay Ly.

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