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1 Training for rotavirus vaccine introduction Module 7 Communicating about rotavirus vaccine with caretakers

2 Communicating about rotavirus vaccine with caretakers, Module 7 | 21 February |2 | Learning objectives At the end of the module, the participant will be able to: –Describe how to communicate with caretakers –Advise caretakers on rotavirus disease and prevention methods –Alert caretakers of potential side effects and how to respond to them –Provide other messages to caretakers before they leave the session Duration –20

3 Communicating about rotavirus vaccine with caretakers, Module 7 | 21 February |3 | How to communicate with caretakers? 1 1 How to advise on potential side effects? 3 3 Key issues What other messages to give caretakers before they leave the session? 4 4 How to advise on rotavirus disease and prevention methods? 2 2

4 Communicating about rotavirus vaccine with caretakers, Module 7 | 21 February |4 | How to communicate with caretakers? Be respectful Use simple words and avoid technical terms Listen to caretaker's concerns Made sure the caretaker has understood your key messages

5 Communicating about rotavirus vaccine with caretakers, Module 7 | 21 February |5 | What is triple A communication with parents? What is triple A communication with parents? A rrange for when to return A lert on side effects and how to respond A dvice on what is given

6 Communicating about rotavirus vaccine with caretakers, Module 7 | 21 February |6 | Advice: How to inform about the disease? Rotavirus causes severe diarrhea, vomiting, and fever leading to rapid dehydration Rotavirus is found everywhere –Almost every child in the world will suffer from at least one infection by the time he or she is three years old Rotavirus is not the only cause of diarrhea, but it is one of the most serious Rotavirus infection spreads very quickly

7 Communicating about rotavirus vaccine with caretakers, Module 7 | 21 February |7 | Advice: How to communicate about diarrhoea prevention methods?

8 Communicating about rotavirus vaccine with caretakers, Module 7 | 21 February |8 | Millions of children have received rotavirus vaccine in the last 8 years and the vaccine is considered very safe and effective This vaccine will be given at the same time as pentavalent vaccine, therefore no extra visit is required for this vaccine Your child can still get diarrhea due to other infections Advice: What is the new rotavirus vaccine?

9 Communicating about rotavirus vaccine with caretakers, Module 7 | 21 February |9 | Alert: How to respond to side effects? Infants may be more irritable and could have loss of appetite. Some infants may also experience fever, fatigue, diarrhea, and vomiting After immunization you can give paracetamol if your infant has fever (>39˚C) If your infant shows any unusual symptoms take him/her directly to the hospital

10 Communicating about rotavirus vaccine with caretakers, Module 7 | 21 February | Arrange: When to return? Make an appointment for the next dose of rotavirus vaccine and other vaccines according to the immunization schedule Wait at least 4 weeks before next appointment Ensure that there is a session on the attributed date –i.e., no public holiday, weekend, or other event Write the date of the next visit on the immunization card Remind the caretaker to come on the specified date and to bring the card

11 Communicating about rotavirus vaccine with caretakers, Module 7 | 21 February | Key messages (1/4) Triple A communication - Be respectful - Listen to caretaker's concerns Use simple phrases and avoid technical terms to make sure the caretaker understands your key messages Ongoing dialogue may successfully reassure vaccine- hesitant parents that immunization is the best and safest option for their child

12 Communicating about rotavirus vaccine with caretakers, Module 7 | 21 February | Key messages (2/4) Rotavirus infection is highly contagious Vaccination is the only way to prevent the severe episodes of rotavirus infection A child immunized with rotavirus vaccine can still get diarrhea from other agents –Follow all steps to prevent and control diarrhea

13 Communicating about rotavirus vaccine with caretakers, Module 7 | 21 February | Key messages (3/4) On-time vaccination is very important Current rotavirus vaccines are generally well tolerated –Parents have to understand that the risk of side effects after rotavirus vaccination is much lower than the risk of severe rotavirus disease in unvaccinated children Keep the immunization card safe and remember to bring it next time

14 Communicating about rotavirus vaccine with caretakers, Module 7 | 21 February | Key messages (4/4) Synergistic interventions related to diarrhoea prevention and treatment should be practiced, such as: Rotavirus and measles vaccination, Promotion of exclusive breastfeeding and Vitamin A supplementation, Promotion of hand washing with soap, Improved water supply including treatment and safe storage of household water, Community-wide sanitation promotion, Fluid replacement (ORS) and Zinc treatment

15 Communicating about rotavirus vaccine with caretakers, Module 7 | 21 February | End of module Thank you for your attention!


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