Washington State has one of the highest vaccine exemption rates for entry into kindergarten in the USA. This not only leaves kids unprotected, but also puts whole communities at risk of contracting and spreading nasty diseases.
Vax Northwest, a public and private partnership, worked with BC/DC Ideas to create a communications campaign to amplify positive chatter about vaccines and engage pro-vaccine parents to speak up about immunizations.
There was already plenty of fear and uncertainty around vaccines, we weren’t going to pile on more scare tactics. Our plan was to mount a campaign with a grassroots, community approach—parents talking to parents and neighbors sharing conversations over the fence.
By empowering advocate parents with information, they could build trust with vaccine-wary parents through one-on-one conversations, instead of the typical top-down communication from the state health department.
Bringing the Plan to Life
We created a brand to communicate the importance of vaccines to benefit the whole community–each of us doing our part to build an Immunity Community. We set the color palette to be bright, hopeful and vibrant to make the materials approachable and, most importantly, shareable.
The foundation of the program is a comprehensive action guide full of facts and talking points to help navigate conversations about vaccines. The spiral-bound piece was made small, sturdy and wipeable to weather daily life as a parent.
To spread the message, we created a small notebook, buttons, t-shirts, flyers and a poster. All these items are fitted with a QR code so parents can easily access the latest information about vaccines.
- Landscape Research
- Communications Planning
- Message Development
- Social Media Planning
- Graphic Design
- Project Management
- Developed a Training Program
- Website Consultation
- Web Copy