Understanding information needs about COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccination program among migrants in Australia

With the continuing global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries are aiming to achieve high vaccination coverage with available vaccines as soon as possible. Approximately 30% of the Australian population are born overseas, from various cultural, religious, racial and linguistic backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and English proficiency. Developing appropriate COVID-19 vaccine educational programs for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities is needed to maximise their engagement with the COVID-19 vaccination program.

This study aims to develop a better understanding of perceived information needs about the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccination program and preferred communication channels and methods among migrants in Australia.