SALDRU is implementing the COVID-19 Vaccine Survey (CVACS), which aims to collect high quality, timely information to inform the development of campaigns and programmes to improve COVID-19 vaccination uptake in South Africa. Over the next 5 months, CVACS will conduct three rapid, longitudinal, phone-based surveys to understand public perception and demand for COVID-19 vaccination in South Africa. SALDRU’s Brendan Maughan-Brown and Katherine Eyal co-lead the project, with collaboration from Kim Ingle and Tim Brophy (SALDRU) and Alison Buttenheim of University of Pennsylvania. The project team will:
- Engage with policy makers – through workshops and policy crowdsourcing – to co-create questionnaires to answer the most pressing programmatic and policy questions.
- Rapidly synthesize and share findings to ensure that campaigns and programmes are informed by real-time information.
- Rapidly make the data freely and publicly available to maximise project impact.
The first survey will be conducted in mid-November. Crowdsourcing of the most important questions to include in the second round of the survey (to be conducted in February 2022) is open. We would value your suggestions, which can be made through the crowdsourcing platform (instructions are available here). The CVACS team look forward to sharing the results from the first survey in a webinar in December.