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EU, WHO launch advocacy campaign "I choose" to support vaccination against COVID-19

Baku, October 3, AZERTAC

COVID-19 Vaccination Support project funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by World Health Organization (WHO) Azerbaijan, has launched a campaign "I choose" together with local partners to prevent the next wave of the pandemic and to promote vaccination among risk groups in the country.

According to the WHO’s country office, the 3-month awareness campaign aims to promote vaccination among the elderly and people with underlying conditions, due to their risk of being seriously infected by the COVID-19 virus. The campaign includes messages aimed at vulnerable groups as well as the general public.

The promotional materials of the campaign will be displayed in "ASAN Xidmət" and "DOST" centers where a large number of representatives of risk groups visit, as well as in pharmacies located in various regions of the republic through the "Pharmacists Club Public Union". It is planned to broadcast educational social messages on "ASAN Radio" and other radio channels, along with posters calling for vaccination, mainly for the elderly and people with co-morbidities.

At a time when restrictions related to the pandemic are eased in the country, people continuing protective measures against the COVID-19 virus on the basis of individual initiatives and receiving initial and booster doses of the vaccine will make an important contribution to the completion of the acute phase of the pandemic by the end of 2022 and the prevention of complications from the disease among risk groups.

The campaign promoting vaccination for the effective fight against COVID-19 is part of the European Union and World Health Organization's ongoing support in Azerbaijan to provide technical support to public institutions against the pandemic. EU and WHO continue to support the country's health system by assisting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and strengthening routine immunization programs.

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