This Evidence Snapshot provides a rapid review of evidence on strategies to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The authors examined strategies to address vaccine hesitancy among Indigenous peoples in well-resourced settings worldwide, focusing on COVID-19 vaccination and the program roll-out. The review included peer-reviewed and grey literature published up to December 2021. Most studies were descriptive qualitative or quantitative with few intervention or evaluation reports to date. However, the review specifically lists author-recommended interventions and provides a list of communication materials publicly available in Australia. The themes for success common across the literature encompass the following headings: know why people aren’t vaccinated to tailor strategies; vaccination rollouts ‘with us not for us’; keep it local; make services convenient and culturally respectful; and support the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce.
Tinessia, A, King C, Randell M, and Leask J. The effectiveness of strategies to address vaccine hesitancy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: An Evidence Snapshot brokered by the Sax Institute (www.saxinstitute.org.au) for the NSW Ministry of Health, 2022.