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Vaccine Communication Tools Library
The graphics below have been approved for use by anyone that wants to use them—communities, religious groups, schools, workplaces… anywhere there is a need to educate people and remind them that the only way we can contain the spread of COVID-19 is by working together and getting people vaccinated. To create your own customizable flyers for outreach, please check out this site.
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GENERAL VACCINE MESSAGING
General Messaging from the CDC
What You Need to Know
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
- You may have side effects after vaccination. These are normal and should go away in a few days.
- It typically takes two weeks after vaccination for the body to build protection (immunity) against the virus that causes COVID-19. You are not fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after the 2nd dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after a one-dose vaccine.
- Learn how to find a COVID-19 vaccine so you can get it as soon as you can.
- People who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.
What We Are Still Learning
- We are still learning how well vaccines prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to others, even if you do not have symptoms. Early data show that vaccines help keep people with no symptoms from spreading COVID-19.
- We are also still learning how long COVID-19 vaccines protect people.
- We are still learning how many people have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before the population can be considered protected (population immunity).
- We are still learning how effective the vaccines are against new variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Availability of Vaccines
What we know
Vaccines are now more widely accessible in the U.S. Everyone ages 12 and older is recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccination.
Vaccines are now more widely accessible in the U.S. The federal government continues to work toward making vaccines widely available for everyone at no cost. Learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines get to you.
Many doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, hospitals, and clinics offer COVID-19 vaccinations. Your doctor’s office or local pharmacy may contact you with information about their vaccination plans. Parents, check with your child’s healthcare provider about whether they will offer COVID-19 vaccination.
Information about COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens
Get a COVID-19 vaccine for your child as soon as you can.
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
- COVID-19 vaccines have been used under the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history, which includes studies in adolescents.
- Your child will need a second shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine 3 weeks after their first shot.
- Your child can’t get COVID-19 from any COVID-19 vaccine, including the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
- Your child may get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines at the same visit or without waiting 14 days between vaccines.
Prepare for your child’s vaccination visit.
- Get tips for how to support your child before, during, and after the visit.
- Talk to your child before the visit about what to expect.
- Tell the doctor or nurse about any allergies your child may have.
- Comfort your child during the appointment.
- To prevent fainting and injuries related to fainting, your child should be seated or lying down during vaccination and for 15 minutes after the vaccine is given.
- After your child’s COVID-19 vaccination, you will be asked to stay for 15–30 minutes so your child can be observed in case they have a severe allergic reaction and need immediate treatment.
- Muscle pain
These side effects may affect your child’s ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Some people have no side effects.
Ask your child’s healthcare provider for advice on using a non-aspirin pain reliever and other steps you can take at home to comfort your child. It is not recommended you give pain relievers before vaccination for the purpose of trying to prevent side effects.
After you and your child are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, your family can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. Learn more about what your child and your family can do when you have been fully vaccinated.
Cost of vaccines
You will not be charged for a COVID-19 vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccination providers cannot:
- Charge you for the vaccine.
- Charge you any administration fees, copays, coinsurance, or the balance of the bill after appropriate reimbursement.
- Deny vaccination to anyone who does not have health insurance coverage, is underinsured, or is out of network.
- Charge an office visit or other fee to the recipient if the only service provided is a COVID-19 vaccination.
- Require additional services in order for a person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine; however, additional healthcare services can be provided at the same time and billed as appropriate.
VACCINE SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS (ESP. 12-15)
GENERAL COVID VACCINE MESSAGING: https://wecandothis.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/2021-05/CCC%20Digital%20Day%20of%20Action%20Social%20Media%20Toolkit.pdf
GUIDE FOR FAITH-BASED AND COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS: https://wecandothis.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/2021-05/Resource%20Guide%20for%20Faith-Based%20and%20Community-Based%20Organizations%20Fighting%20COVID-19%20%20Updated_508.pdf
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