Community-based case studies of vaccine hesitancy and the COVID-19 response in South Africa: study protocol

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dc.description.abstract In 2021 the South African government launched a large COVID-19 immunization campaign with the goal of reaching more than 40 million individuals. Nonetheless, certain international largely internet-based surveys at the time showed a significant proportion of vaccine hesitancy in South Africa. This study aims to determine and co-create with local stakeholders a comprehensive understanding of vaccine hesitancy and opportunities to support the promotion of other COVID-19 health-promoting behaviours at community level. A mixed-methods multiple case-study design; informed by the socio-ecological model of behaviour change. Four socioeconomically diverse communities across South Africa will be selected and data collection will take place concurrently through three iterative phases. Phase 1 will provide insights into community experiences of COVID-19 (response) through desktop mapping exercises, observations, in-depth interviews, and focus group discussions (FGDs) designed as expression sessions with local stakeholders. Phase 2 will explore the extent and drivers of community acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines. This phase will comprise a survey based on WHO???s Behavioural and Social Drivers of Vaccination tool as well as further FGDs with community members. Phase 3 will involve cross-case study syntheses and presentation of findings to national role-players. This study will provide ground up, locally responsive, and timeous evidence on the factors influencing COVID-19 health-seeking behaviours to inform ongoing management and mitigation of COVID19 in South Africa. It will also provide insights into the applicability of a novel vaccine hesitancy model in Africa. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject COVID-19 en
dc.subject IMMUNIZATION en
dc.subject PUBLIC OPINION en
dc.title Community-based case studies of vaccine hesitancy and the COVID-19 response in South Africa: study protocol en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber PUADBA en
dc.Volume December en
dc.BudgetYear 2022/23 en
dc.ResearchGroup Impact Centre en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Capabilities en
dc.SourceTitle F1000Research en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9812666 en
dc.URL en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 14170 en
dc.bibliographictitle Wiysonge, C.S., Coulson, N., Pillay, N., Cooper, S., Groenewald, C., Essack, Z., Parker, S., Houston, G., Simmonds, J., Jaca, A., Mutemwa, M., Katoto, P.D.M.C. & Van Rooyen, H. (2022) Community-based case studies of vaccine hesitancy and the COVID-19 response in South Africa: study protocol. F1000Research. December:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2022 en
dc.contributor.author1 Wiysonge, C.S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Coulson, N. en
dc.contributor.author3 Pillay, N. en
dc.contributor.author4 Cooper, S. en
dc.contributor.author5 Groenewald, C. en
dc.contributor.author6 Essack, Z. en
dc.contributor.author7 Parker, S. en
dc.contributor.author8 Houston, G. en
dc.contributor.author9 Simmonds, J. en
dc.contributor.author10 Jaca, A. en
dc.contributor.author11 Mutemwa, M. en
dc.contributor.author12 Katoto, P.D.M.C. en
dc.contributor.author13 Van Rooyen, H. en

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