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COVID-19 Vaccine Museum Resources

Revised September 26, 2023

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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.


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How Effective are Face Masks Against COVID Infection?

A new August 2022 video from RiskBites takes a look at the most recent science
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We Can Do This Campaign

  • New resources from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ campaign to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence, specifically to share critical information with parents and caregivers related to vaccinations for children. 
  • Through a federal partnership Association of Children's Museums is supporting programs, events, and exhibits in children’s museums to build broader vaccine confidence. ACM has created a four-panel exhibit sharing critical information about vaccines with parents and caregivers, available for free to museums to download and print. Learn more
  • For assistance please contact ACM’s We Can Do This project manager, Maureen Devery ([email protected]) for details and links.



COVID Vaccine messaging for children ages 5-11 eligible for COVID vaccines edited 11-3-21

COVID-19 vaccinations for Children 



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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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Science of Vaccines Resources

Coronavirus Vaccine Comparison infographic from the Museum of Science in Boston
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Language That Works to Improve Vaccine Acceptance infographic form the deBeaumont Foundaiton
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Science Communication about COVID Vaccine

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  • Reframing the Conversation about Child and Adolescent Vaccinations (January 2023) 
    This Frameworks Institute report focuses on how to have conversations about childhood vaccination. Takeaways you can use include: shifting the focus from the individual to the collective and shifting the focus from vaccines fighting disease to the immune system preparing itself. 
  • 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