Thus, UNDP Philippines, in close collaboration with the National Economic and
Development Authority (NEDA), has commissioned this research titled, “Trends
in COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance in the Philippines and Their Implications on
Health Communication”, to deepen our understanding of the factors behind
vaccine acceptance in Philippines. In this research, we applied innovative methodologies
to generate insights for community mobilization and social behavior change
communication (or SBCC) interventions, which could be an effective strategy in
addressing vaccine acceptance. The report generated significant insights related to
the level of vaccine acceptance, factors that determine the change in behavior and
identified strategic communication messaging cues.
The negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the lives of those who are already vulnerable and marginalized pre-COVID-19. In particular, people living with HIV encountered additional barriers in accessing HIV prevention and treatment services.