How do we raise vaccine acceptance in Israel’s Bedouin community?
Together with our partners Magen David Adom (MDA), last week we launched a campaign to encourage more members of the Bedouin community in the south of Israel to take vaccines.
In a survey we recently conducted, around 60% of the Bedouin community said they had no interest in getting vaccinated. Israeli government data agrees with these findings: the proportion of vaccinated individuals in the Bedouin community is significantly lower than in other communities.
We think #vaccines4all are the best way out of the pandemic.— ICRC in Israel & OT (@ICRC_ilot) March 23, 2021
Equitable vaccine access is the right thing to do—and so long as the virus is out there, it has the potential to become more dangerous.
We're working with @Mdais to convince more of Israel's Bedouin to take vaccines. pic.twitter.com/ZEXjROGfLR
To encourage more acceptance of vaccines among Bedouin, we produced a video featuring respected figures in the community and MDA medics explaining why they took vaccines and how important they are for all of us. We’re promoting it on social media channels and trying to make sure it’s seen by as many members of the community as possible.