Faith and COVID Vaccination Challenges: Global Initiatives

March 16, 2021
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EDT
Location: Online Zoom Webinar

The roles of faith actors in COVID-19 response have been varied, and the turn to focus on vaccination is the latest frontier in faith engagement in the pandemic. Faith actors can be involved in everything from providing correct information and hosting vaccination sites to advising how to reach people facing various vulnerabilities. Faith actor engagement should therefore be a vital component of global vaccine equity and rollout efforts.

Building on a February 24, 2021, webinar that considered faith engagement on COVID vaccines in the United States, and a Berkley Forum blog series on the topic, this webinar looked at vaccination in the context of international health and development work. The session included the launch of a quick analysis guide that aims to help health and development professionals and faith actors work together on COVID vaccines at country levels, presentation of the latest research from World Vision International on surveys with the faith leaders they have worked with during the COVID-19 response, and updates from UNICEF about key messages and guidance for faith actors on vaccination. 

This event was co-sponsored by the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, World Faiths Development Dialogue, and Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs.

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Faith and COVID Vaccination Challenges: Global Initiatives

This event summary highlights contributions to a virtual meeting on “Faith and COVID Vaccination Challenges: Global Initiatives,” held on March 16, 2021. The event featured health experts and development leaders, who reflected on faith engagement in COVID-19 vaccination.
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