HFI’s ALAGA KA Nurse Angie Leads Vaccine Confidence Campaign in Brgy. Luya, San Luis, Batangas

Low vaccine confidence contributes to dismal turnout during the Barangay’s initial registration for the COVID-19 vaccination program.

While COVID-19 vaccinations in the Philippines are picking up pace, many communities remain apprehensive about vaccination and the current COVID-19 vaccines available in the country. This issue is evident especially in the digital platform, where fake news and conspiracy theories try to overpower scientific and evidence-based data and information.

However, in Brgy. Luya, San Luis, Batangas, the situation is slowly shifting as the vaccine confidence campaign intensifies to trump misinformation and disinformation among its locals. 

Upon seeing the need for an active campaign in the area, ALAGA KA’s Community Health Nurse (CHN) Angie and the community volunteers health workers of Brgy. Luya organized health promotion sessions to increase vaccine confidence and encourage community members to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Luya's Barangay Health Workers (BHW) Raquel and Cluster Health Leaders Jennifer and Belen set off to conduct health promotion sessions in the community
No rain can hinder Luya’s Barangay Health Workers (BHW) Raquel and Cluster Health Leaders Jennifer and Belen as they set off to meet the community for the health promotion sessions
ALAGA KA CHN Angie during one of the health promotion sessions with the community members of Brgy. Luya
ALAGA KA CHN Angie provides an avenue for the community members’ concerns on the vaccines to be heard and answered with the correct information

Even with the persistent rain showers, Nurse Angie and the community volunteer health workers patiently visit community members in clusters and invite the senior citizens and heads of the household to discuss their apprehensions and concerns regarding vaccines. They carefully respond to the residents’ queries by sharing technical but comprehensible information on vaccines, their development, and their benefits. To further support their stand, Nurse Angie also invited BHWs (Barangay Health Workers) and key community members who have been vaccinated to share their vaccination experience and their motivation behind their decisions.

Brgy. Luya Konsehal Rito speaking in one of the health promotion sessions in the community
Brgy. Luya Konsehal Rito shares his COVID-19 vaccination experience to ease the community’s anxiety about the side effects of the vaccine
BHWs sharing about their vaccination experience with the community members of Brgy. Luya
Luya BHWs also share their COVID-19 vaccination experience with the community members

During the initial registration, only 16 frontliners and senior citizens registered for the vaccine. With the active campaigning in 3 out of 7 Puroks, the community has gathered 23 additional individuals eager to get vaccinated and protected against COVID-19—a feat made possible through community-led efforts and needs-responsive interventions.

The health promotion sessions in the area are still ongoing as Nurse Angie and the growing team of Brgy. Luya’s vaccine advocates aim to cover all 4 remaining Puroks of the Barangay. 

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