Health workers in focus: policies and practices for successful public response to COVID-19 vaccination: strategic considerations for member states in the WHO European region
It is well documented that health workers have a powerful influence on the vaccination behaviour and vaccine acceptance of their patients and the public at large. Yet leveraging the positive influence of health workers for COVID-19 vaccination is complex, as health workers may face barriers and challenges related to vaccinating their patients, and may have concerns about vaccination themselves.
In response to these challenges, this document provides considerations for designing and implementing strategies to support and empower health workers. It is intended for use by governments, health authorities, and others involved in the COVID-19 pandemic response and vaccination rollout at national and subnational levels.