Vaccinating Refugees: Lessons from the Inclusive Lebanon Vaccine Roll-Out Experience

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Date published
18 Jun 2021
Lessons papers
COVID-19, Forced displacement and migration, Health
World Bank

Refugees face difficulties in access and are hesitant to receive vaccination

Following the launch of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Lebanon in February 2021, Lebanon adopted an inclusive approach and officially confirmed that its national plan covers all those residing in the country based on priority categories

Some lessons learned from the rollout are to ensure refugee priority groups as defined by a country’s national plan are clearly identified and supported, address bottlenecks faced by refugees in accessing vaccination services and build vaccine confidence among refugee populations