VacciNation

DGMT leads a programme of coordinated donor support to the national COVID-19 vaccination rollout. This support includes strategic support into the National Department of Health, employment of 130 additional personnel at provincial and district levels to strengthen capacity for implementation and helping NGOs to participate in local planning and mobilisation.

Access to information is critical for driving demand and building national confidence in the vaccination programme. 

The vaccination coverage required to reach herd immunity for COVID-19 is not yet known, but is estimated at two-thirds of the population. The vaccination target is about 41 million people.

The experience of the UK, the US and Bangladesh have shown that there is a gradient of COVID-19 vaccination uptake shaped by socio-economic vulnerability. The social determinants of health inequality in South Africa are shaped by patterns of income, place of residence, disability and nationality. Both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines have been shown to be effective for younger people, but it would be preferable to vaccinate as many adults as possible, given the strong association between COVID-19 related hospitalisation and death in older people.  Given the social gradients of health in South Africa, any vaccination differential between richer areas and poorer will simply aggravate inequality, disproportionately affecting families reliant on older family members for child care and income from social security.  Simply put, more gogos in poorer communities will die, and many of them are the ones caring for young children.  It is therefore imperative that we achieve the same rates of vaccination uptake across all communities i.e. across-the-board registration and case-holding from the point of registration to vaccination.

You can support uptake of vaccination in the communities that you work with by:

  1. Sharing information on social media (access our social media kit below)
  2. Printing and distributing leaflets/posters if you can (access our vaccination drive resources below)

Social media kit

Print media kit

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COVID-19 Vaccine Drive Social Media Kit

Right click on the image to download or tap and hold to save on mobile

Below you can download various artworks for social media posts, we provide suggestions on how it should be used on different platforms. We provide these resources in English, but please mail communications@dgmt.co.za should require it in any of the other official languages.

Download the full social media kit

1. Vaccination Registration Post:

The post contains detailed information on how people can get vaccinated and simplifies it down to three easy steps. It can be shared on social media platforms such as Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. We have developed four different options in multiple sizes to be used across social media platforms.

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2. Vaccination Registration Post:

The Foldout Leaflet provides more detail and answers some of the frequently asked questions that people have about getting vaccinated. The leaflet pages have been turned into photo slides that can be posted into one post.

Social media kit
Social media kit

For Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, there are eight slides so as to ensure that we keep to the guidelines of photos per post. For Twitter there are four slides so as to ensure that we keep to the guidelines of photos per post.

The slides can also be shared on Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram stories. Sharing as stories will increase engagement because people are often intimated to ask questions as comments on posts, but would rather send direct messages.

3. How the Vaccine Works Post

This leaflet provides detailed information that will help inform those who may be nervous to take the vaccine. It provides them with a short, simplified answer as well as a longer, more technical answer, unpacking how the vaccination process works.  This leaflet has also been broken down into slides that can be distributed via Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. 

  • Social media kit
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4. Post Vaccination Post

This leaflet provides information important to know after receiving the vaccine. For example, possible side-effects and when one will be considered fully vaccinated. Broken down into slides, it can be posted on Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

  • Social media kit
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5. Second Dose Post

This post is for people who may have already taken the first dose of the vaccine and reminds them to go for their second shot of the Pfizer vaccine. It can be posted on Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Download the full social media kit

COVID-19 Vaccine Drive Posters and Leaflets for Print

Below you can see various leaflets and posters that have been created to support the vaccine drive in the 11 official languages. Printing specifications are provided for if you are able to print it for distribution, please email us to access these (communications@dgmt.co.za).

We are also making some of these artworks available to be adapted by organisations to include their own logos and brand colours. Click here to download a guideline explaining customisation options. Please email us at the address provided above if you would like to explore the customisation/co-branding option.

DOWNLOAD GUIDELINES

1. Vaccination Registration Poster

The poster contains detailed information on how people can get vaccinated and simplifies it down to three easy steps. Four different versions are available across the different languages.

  • Social media kit
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  • Social media kit

2. Vaccination Registration Leaflet

The Foldout Leaflet provides more detail and answers some of the frequently asked questions that people have about getting vaccinated.

  • Social media kit

3. How the Vaccine Works Leaflet

This leaflet provides detailed information that will help inform those who may be nervous to take the vaccine. It provides them with a short, simplified answer as well as a longer, more technical answer, unpacking how the vaccination process works.

  • Social media kit
  • Social media kit

4. Post Vaccination Leaflet

This leaflet provides information important to know after receiving the vaccine. For example, possible side-effects and when one will be considered fully vaccinated.

  • Social media kit
  • Social media kit

5. Second dose poster

This poster is for people who may have already taken the first dose of the vaccine and reminds them to go for their second shot of the Pfizer vaccine.

  • Social media kit

We provide printing specifications for each element. If you would like to print and distribute these elements, please email us at communications@dgmt.co.za to request print ready material.