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 physical distancing, hand hygiene, face masks, ventilation and air filtration ), and financial support measures, is expected to reduce the significant burden of COVID-19.
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.