Get the Facts on Vaccination
Facts and feelings can easily get tangled and make it hard to navigate conversations about COVID-19 vaccination. Learn the basics about how vaccines protect you, your loved ones, and your community, and find out where you can turn to get the right information to address concerns and questions from your loved ones.
Lead the Way
Help those closest to you take the next step.
Plan for a productive conversation. You may uncover barriers that you didn’t know about and can help overcome.
Help navigate the technology and systems needed to make online appointments.
If using a computer is a challenge, help locate a phone number and set up text reminders.
Make suggestions on convenient locations for a vaccination.
Use the Vaccine Finder, text your zip code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you.
Tap into local resources, such as senior centers and libraries, to help with logistics and transportation.
Brainstorm how to get a ride to the vaccine clinic or pharmacy. Offer a lift or help coordinate a rideshare.
Offer to go along to the appointment for support.
Facts About Vaccination From Our Partners
For access to trusted information about vaccination and facts that are most relevant to your conversation, check out the resources from our consortium of partners:
With so much information available about COVID-19 vaccines, it’s understandable to be confused. The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) broke down the 19 facts you need to know about getting vaccinated for COVID-19.
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) offers a comprehensive collection of scientific and evidence-based facts about COVID-19 vaccination to answer common questions such as: What are the side effects of COVID-19 vaccines? How will I be protected from variants? Will I still need to wear a mask?
For those who have concerns about how quickly the COVID-19 vaccines were made available, this helpful infographic from Vaccinate Your Family describes the approval process.
When starting a conversation about COVID-19 vaccines, it’s important to listen and understand why people might be hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn more about why it is important to let people know hesitation is okay and encourage them to seek more information.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had varying degrees of impact in communities across the globe. In this webinar, public health experts and healthcare professionals share data that illustrates the disproportionate impacts COVID-19 has had in Black and Brown communities, and potential pathways to achieve health equity.
Learn about the science and people behind vaccines in an interactive, digital exhibit from the Boston Museum of Science. Play a game, watch a video, explore infographics on how vaccines work or ask an expert your own question about vaccination. You decide.