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COVID-19 Vaccine Museum Resources

Revised November 4, 2021

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A compilation of COVID-19 Vaccine resources for museums including science communication approaches and public engagement about viruses and vaccines.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources for Museums

A compilation of resources for museums including safety practices, closures, digital engagement, evaluation resources, and more.


COVID Vaccine messaging for children ages 5-11 eligible for COVID vaccines edited 11-3-21
COVID-19 vaccinations for children
messaging and graphics available
from Public Health Collaborative

COVID-19 vaccinations for Children Ages 5-11






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Recorded Online Workshop 

The COVID-19 Vaccine: What role can museums play in the rollout of the new vaccine? 

With the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine currently underway there is a growing need for community-based dialogue around vaccine safety. So what role can and should museums play in the rollout of the new vaccine? This workshop focused on effective communication strategies around the importance of vaccinations and what role museums can play in educating their communities about the vaccine. View a recording of the workshop here (recorded February 2, 2021)


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Communities for Immunity

Communities for Immunity is an initiative supporting the work of museums and libraries in engaging their communities in COVID-19 vaccine confidence. Funding opportunity for museums and libraries.


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Vaccines & US: Cultural Organizations for Community Health

Every one of us has a right to accurate, trusted information. Vaccination impacts you, your family, and your community.  This Smithsonian-led collaboration brings together the best available resources about COVID-19 and the vaccines, as well as resources to address many health-related pandemic needs. The Vaccines&US website includes science, history, art, music, and practical tips about dealing with COVID-19 in this moment.


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Educational products for public audiences

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COVID vaccine image credit Daniel Schludi on Unsplash

COVID-19 Coronavirus

Vaccines - General

Science of Vaccines Resources

Coronavirus Vaccine Comparison infographic from the Museum of Science in Boston
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Posters, Signs, Graphics, and Social Media Images


Language That Works to Improve Vaccine Acceptance infographic form the deBeaumont Foundaiton
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Science Communication about COVID Vaccine


  • Communicating About Vaccination in the United States: A FrameWorks Strategic Brief (September 2021)
    A research partnership between the FrameWorks Institute and the American Academy of Pediatrics to understand attitudes and behaviors about vaccination and identify framing strategies that can build public understanding of the science and benefits of vaccines and increase support for structural and policy changes that will improve vaccination access and uptake.

Public Perception and Audience Research about COVID Vaccine



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