CDC has updated its guidance for people who are fully vaccinated. See Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People.
CDC recommends schools continue to use the current COVID-19 prevention strategies for the 2020-2021 school year. Learn more
Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
Getting vaccinated prevents severe illness, hospitalizations, and death. Unvaccinated people should get vaccinated and continue masking until they are fully vaccinated. With the Delta variant, this is more urgent than ever. CDC has updated guidance for fully vaccinated people based on new evidence on the Delta variant.
Given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, CDC has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated people. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.

COVID-19 Vaccine Community Toolkit

COVID-19 Vaccine Community Toolkit

Educating Communities on the Importance of COVID-19 Vaccines

Updated July 1, 2021
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Toolkit and Materials to Build Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccination

Strong confidence in COVID-19 vaccines within communities leads to more people getting vaccinated, which will help stop the pandemic. CDC has designed a toolkit to help partners and programs reinforce confidence in this important prevention tool.

Get Started Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination

Provide Regular Updates

Collaborate with Trusted Messengers

  • Work together to ensure that people have resources to maintain and manage their physical and mental health, including easy access to information, affordable testing, and medical care.
  • If you are not already working with your local health department’s immunization program, reach out for assistance. They can help coordinate vaccination clinics, provide speakers for presentations, and offer other types of expertise.

Show Social Support

  • Invite vaccine recipients to make their vaccine decision visible with stickers.
  • Encourage people to share their personal stories on social media and within their circles of influence. Promote their stories on your social media pages, web page, or intranet.

Planning for Vaccination

Make a Strong Recommendation