The number of confirmed and reported COVID-19 cases in Burkina Faso (population: 21 million) was around 16,000 at the end of 2021, with more than 250 deaths reported.
Burkina Faso received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines in May 2021. The country has received both AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines from the International Vaccine Alliance COVAX program. The vaccination campaign aims to inoculate over 15 million citizens, initially targeting healthcare workers. Current vaccination rates remain very low, with about 1.7% of the population either fully or partly vaccinated at the end of 2021.
PEOPLE IN BURKINA FASO
CASES OF COVID-19
AS OF 12/2021
Journey to COVID Vaccince Uptake Framework
COVID-19 Disease Appraisal
What do I feel about the COVID-19 disease?
Seeking Mitigation Strategies
How can I cope with the
COVID-19 Vaccine Appraisal
How do I feel about the COVID-19 Vaccine?
Coping with Vaccine Risk
How can I cope with vaccine risk?
How can I get this vaccine?
Should I get the second dose?
This framework captures the Decision Journey to COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake. The journey framework provides a simplified/explanatory representation of the deeper decision dynamics and the process that leads to or impedes COVID-19 vaccination uptake and adherence.
“So there are questions about the effectiveness of the disease. We ourselves vaccinate because we are health workers, otherwise we would have preferred to continue with our barrier measures.”
– Community Health Worker, Male, ASBC
The decision journey consists of decision stages through which an individual progresses in his/her endeavor to make an informed decision towards COVID-19 vaccine. Each decision stage is characterized by a desired outcome that helps them to move forward in this decision journey. Each one of the desired outcome together creates a positive pathway for vaccine uptake action. But as individual navigate through the decision stages, evaluation that leads to unfavorable assessment of COVID-19 vaccine can deter them off the positive pathway and lead them to drop off the decision stage.
Voices from the Field
“People say that the Coronavirus is a disease of white people. They say the Coronavirus is a kind of cold, we live it here already for a long time Others think that with the heat we live here the Coronavirus cannot exist there. They say that our diets are different from that of white people here we eat "Gaonré".”
– 18-29, Female, Centre
“Smile!! Because it is the doctors who talk to people about barrier gestures, and I think that they themselves really respect that (barrier measures), they raise people's awareness. And if despite this they have been vaccinated, there is really a reason to do so.”
– 18-29, Female, Gourmache
“...from those around us, hmm it's not easy huh because the people there, don't believe in COVID 19, a lot of people don't believe, they come to ask us questions, there are people who say that there is a disease called "Fongré" that's what caught the whites, as the whites are not used to having this disease there, that's what kills them, in AFRICA here , they've had it since but it doesn't kill them, so a lot of people don't believe in the disease …, it's them who call it "Fongré", we in any case what we know, it's is cough.”
– Nurse, Female, Kaya