Department of Communication Studies publishes report on Ghanaian Media and Vaccines

The Department of Communication Studies has published the report of a multimethod study exploring how the Ghanaian media covered news about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination exercises. 

The Report titled Media and Vaccines: A Study of Ghanaian Media Coverage and Attitudes to COVID-19 Vaccinesdetails findings of a study exploring the role of the Ghanaian media in COVID-19 vaccine uptake or hesitancy in Ghana. It draws from a content analysis of media coverage of vaccination-related news, and surveys of journalists’understandings, dispositions and behaviours towards COVID-19 vaccination as well as their journalistic practices. 

The project from which the Report is drawn was funded by the Pan-African Network for Rapid Research, Response, Relief, and Preparedness for Infectious Diseases Epidemics (Pandora ID-Net) consortium. The project team was comprised of Prof. Audrey Gadzekpo (lead), Dr Abena A. Yeboah-Banin and Dr Gilbert Tietaah. Doctoral and MPhil students in the Department served as research assistants. Download the full report here

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