NEW! MORE COVID INFORMATION
- Vaccinefinder.org is a database that will enable people nationwide to find COVID vaccine by zipcode and provider. Currently, complete information is not yet available for all 50 states. You can read more about vaccinefinder on the health journalism website, STAT.
The new vaccine finding service, "Dr. B." The site is also available in Spanish. The New York Times featured an article about this tech start up designed to connect vaccine seekers with clinics that have left-over vaccine doses.
- Combat COVID - a newly developed NIH site that facilitates public participation in clinical trials to develop vaccines and treatments for the virus. Everyone is encouraged to volunteer. The public can use this site to learn about and register for clinical trials to develop new COVID vaccines, persons with COVID infections can register for trials for new treatments, and persons who have recovered from COVID can donate their plasma for research studies.
- How many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will your state receive, and how will the vaccine distribution be prioritized? A Kaiser Family Foundation report (KFF) summarizes the details of each state's vaccine distribution plan. A New York Times (NYT) article shows how many doses of vaccine will be distributed to each state by the end of the year, and how many people will need to be vaccinated. KFF read each state's vaccine distribution plan; the NYT surveyed all 50 state public health departments.
- New Vaccine Distribution Tracking Tools have been created by the Washington Post and the New York Times, and a New York Times article using graphics and animation to explain how the vaccine will get from the pharmaceutical plant to you.
- Comprehensive Guide to Face Masks from the Cleveland Clinic provides detailed information on topics ranging from why wear masks to how to communicate clearly when wearing them
- Special Report from STAT health news summarizes what we have learned about COVID-19 in the past year.
More resources to support vaccine efforts in your communities:
The Kaiser Family Foundation and the Black Coalition Against COVID have created a series of videos that feature black healthcare professionals answering questions about COVID-19 vaccines.
Follow this link to browse and view the videos, and to read a brief bio for each presenter.
Vaccine explainers and handouts:
The New York Times has a good article about what efficacy means when talking about the protection COVID vaccines provide.
The Public Health Communications Collaborative has many handouts with positive messaging around CDC public health directives. Here are links to handouts about making the decision to get vaccinated, and answers to FAQs about the vaccines. Handouts are available in English and Spanish.