This reusable learning object (RLO) explains why the COVID-19 vaccine is important for individual and societal health.
A COVID-19 vaccine, when used with other public health measures, such as ventilation and air filtration , hand hygiene, physical distancing, face masks and financial support measures, is expected to reduce the significant burden of COVID-19. Some measures, such as physical distancing and face masks, become more important during times of high spread.
High vaccine uptake is important to control the spread of COVID-19.
For example, it is important that the vaccine is easy and convenient for people to get. Communication needs to be sensitive to the needs of local communities.