CVACS

CVACS is the COVID-19 Vaccine Survey and aims to collect high quality, timely information to inform the development of campaigns and programmes to improve COVID-19 vaccination rates in South Africa.

Between November 2021 and March 2022, CVACS conducted two rapid, longitudinal, phone-based surveys to understand public opinions and demand for COVID-19 vaccination in South Africa. SALDRU’s Brendan Maughan-Brown and Katherine Eyal  co-led the project, with collaboration from Kim Ingle and Tim Brophy (SALDRU) and Alison Buttenheim of University of Pennsylvania. The CVACS team was joined by Lindokuhle Njozela (UCT) and Tim Köhler (UCT) for Survey 2 research activities. The project team:

  • Engaged with policy makers – through workshops and policy crowdsourcing  – to co-create questionnaires to answer the most urgent programme and policy questions.
  • Rapidly combined, summarized and shared findings to ensure that campaigns and programmes are informed by real-time information.
  • Rapidly made the data freely and publicly available to maximise the project’s impact.

The CVACS study timeline:

CVACS Survey 2 Full Results and Data (N= 3994)

CVACS held a webinar on 13 April 2022 to key findings from Survey 2 of CVACS. The webinar recording is available to watch on our YouTube Channel here and is also embedded below. The slides that we shared during the webinar are available here, and the policy brief sharing these key results is available here, on OpenSALDRU.

The Survey 2 data is also freely via DataFirst’s online data portal here. If you would like to view what questions were asked in CVACS Survey 2, view the Survey 2 unvaccinated questionnaire here and the Survey 2 vaccinated questionnaire here.

 

CVACS Survey 1 Full Results and Data (N= 3510)

This slide deck and policy brief contain findings based on the full sample, and thus updated the preliminary findings from the CVACS Survey 1 (based on the first 2000 interviews from Survey 1) which were released in December 2021. The results in the slide deck and policy brief were adjusted using survey weights.

The Survey 1 data is also freely via DataFirst’s online data portal here. The Survey 1 questionnaire, the CVACS panel user manual and a set of syntax files are also available for download at the same location. The Stata syntax files show how to merge the within-survey round data files; how the employment status variable was derived; and how to deflate monetary values to the same month’s value.

If you would like to view what questions were asked in CVACS Survey 1, view the Survey 1 questionnaire here.

 

CVACS Wave 1 Preliminary Findings Webinar (N= 1940)

CVACS held a webinar on 14 December 2021 to share preliminary results from the first 1940 interviews which were conducted in Survey 1 of CVACS. The webinar recording is available to watch on our YouTube Channel here and is also embedded below. The slides that we shared during the webinar are available here on OpenSALDRU.

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