Vaccines are crucial public health measures to fight vaccine-preventable diseases, e.g. measles. Further, COVID-19 vaccines, once available, will be essential to fight the pandemic.
In Cox’s Bazar, 860,697 Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals (FDMN)/Rohingya refugees live in camps. According to WHO, immunization rates among FDMN/Rohingya children in Cox’s Bazar are low (e.g. 46% for Measles containing vaccine (MCV)) despite available technical support. The WHO emphasizes that identifying barriers and drivers for vaccination uptake are important for developing targeted, tailored interventions. Similar factors could also affect the uptake of COVID-19 vaccines once available. However, they are currently unknown.
- Explore barriers and drivers to routine childhood vaccination and a potential COVID-19 vaccine
- amongst FDMN/ Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazaar
- amongst health service providers (e.g. health workers, EPI managers, vaccination campaign staff)
- Determine factors associated with vaccination uptake
- Identify recommendations for targeted, tailored evidence- based interventions
Last update: November 2022