Mothers x Mothers: Present

The meetup presentation is a set of slides that facilitators can use to run a meetup around the COVID-19 vaccine. There are also slide templates that facilitators can adapt to present on other health topics. 

The follow up suggestions include tactical information mothers can use to have conversations with their family about the vaccine, as well as step-by-step instructions of how to sign up and what to expect when it comes to side effects. 

Preview of PowerPoint presentation being shown on a tablet computer

You can use the RSVP tracker to create an easy sign-in sheet for your event. Customize  this spreadsheet if you have not already done so. By asking for phone numbers, you will have an easy way to contact participants after the meetup to answer any follow up questions they may have.

The meetup presentation consists of slides you can print or display during your meetup. We have also included templates that you can edit directly to create a presentation on a different health topic. 

Preview of Moms x Moms concern card including facts and discussion questions about COVID-19 vaccines

Concern cards are a tool to spark discussion about health topics. Concern cards help surface questions some might be afraid to ask, and help you facilitate by including responses and facts you can share. 

Read and adapt the chat scripts we’ve created. Copy (⌘c) and paste (⌘v) the text to share on WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber, or any other platforms.

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After the meetup

Provide participants with multiple actions they can take to get them closer to the recommended action. Remember to respect the fact that some families may need more time than others to make up their minds.

You can use this script to encourage moms to take action after attending a meetup on the COVID-19 vaccine. 

I know that your decision to get vaccinated or vaccinate your family is a personal one. I am sharing information that I hope is useful, but ultimately, the choice is yours and I respect whatever you choose to do.

🔎 In any chance, here are 4️⃣  things you can do:

  1. 💉 Get vaccinated
  2. 🏡 Get your family vaccinated
  3. 💬 Have a conversation with your family about the vaccine
  4. 📖 Learn more information

After her vaccination

Make sure to follow up with participants after they make important health decisions. Ensuring their experience is positive because they know what to expect can help them become endorsers for others in their community.

You can use this script to follow up with moms that have received the COVID-19 vaccine to help them understand what to expect when it comes to side effects.

👋🏻👋🏼👋🏽👋🏾👋🏿 Hi Mom, 

I am so pleased to hear you got vaccinated. It’s possible that you might soon start feeling side effects that leave you feeling ill. Though the side effects are a sign that the vaccine is working, I am here to support you through the vaccine experience with tips and info about what to expect. 

Reach out to me

  1. 🔎  If you have any question or concern or need any help.
  2. 💬 If you had a positive vaccine experience with the vaccine. 

If she has a positive vaccination experience

👋🏻👋🏼👋🏽👋🏾👋🏿 Hi Mom, 

Thanks for sharing your vaccine experience. You have taken a step towards healing from this pandemic. Would you feel comfortable sharing your vaccine experience with other mothers in your community?

Next step: Offer help in sharing the positive review and get consent to share the positive experience on social media platforms. 

If she has a health concern

👋🏻👋🏼👋🏽👋🏾👋🏿 Hi Mom, 

I am sorry to hear you are experiencing (insert health concern). Do not worry, I am here for you. Let me look into this and get back to you shortly. 

How to address the health concern:

  • If it is a common health concern, look through conversation guides for answers to reply
  • If it is a serious health concern, encourage moms to consult their primary care doctor immediately.

If she is still unsure about vaccination

Look for resources that explain health topics in the language of your community. Avoid videos created by social media influencers or individuals or news sites. Instead, look for videos that are published by government and public health agencies. The CDC, WHO, NRC-RIM, and GAVI are all good places to go for reliable health information. 

Share Key Facts

Post-meetup, there is an important opportunity to continue providing mothers with relevant information so she can make health decisions for her family. 

We have images that can be shared on WhatsApp or social media that offer key facts about COVID-19 vaccines in a simple and memorable way that counters common misconceptions. These facts are translated into more than 40 languages. 

Specifically, while developing Mothers x Mothers, we heard about the importance of addressing vaccine side effects. In many small communities, one person’s negative experience with vaccine side effects can dissuade others from seeking out a vaccine. One way to ensure someone has a positive experience after getting the COVID-19 vaccine is to set clear expectations that, while no fun, vaccine side effects are normal and are likely mild.

Key facts about side effects are included in our social media assets in slides 11, 12, 14, and others. View the list.  

After You're Vaccinated

Preview of NRC-RIM's after vaccination flyer

Fact Sheet 
Conversation Guide

Fertility + Parenthood

Preview of NRC-RIM's fact sheet on fertility and parenthood

Fact Sheet 
Conversation Guide

Vaccines for Children

Preview of NRC-RIM's fact sheet on vaccines for children

Fact Sheet 
Conversation Guide

Vaccinating Kids Q&A with Dr. Anisa Ibrahim

Animated Short: Children Keep Our Community Strong

IRC Staff Testimonials: Vaccinating Children

Preview of Facilitation Adaptation Guide for Mothers x Mothers campaign

Make Your Own Meetup Tool

This Make Your Own Meetup Tool is a guide to create your own future health meetup on a topic of your choice.  You'll find alternative activities for every section of the presentation that you can use to create a health meetup on a relevant health topic for your community.

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Previer of Meetup Presentation Making Kit for Mothers x Mothers campaign

Meetup Presentation Slides

Once you plan your meetup, you can create your own slides using our template. There are placeholder slides for an agenda, introduction, icebreaker, agreements, discussions and more. 

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