Childhood Vaccine Resources

This page includes a number of vetted resources to equip, inspire, and inform the museum and library community as they develop and implement programs and activities to advance confidence in their communities around childhood vaccines. We will continue to add evidence-based resources from trusted sources as they are developed and made available by Communities for Immunity partners and collaborators.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This webpage includes information for healthcare providers, caregivers, and more on COVID-19 vaccination for children ages 5 through 11. Resources include planning guides, data and research, and more.

Ad Council and COVID Collaborative

This resource features a set of frequently asked questions about vaccines for children and teens.

American Academy of Pediatrics
from the American Academy of Pediatrics

This collection of articles includes information on COVID-19 and vaccination information for children and families.

Vaccines & US

The Smithsonian-led initiative offers a set of resources geared toward young people, including videos, curriculum and activities, and youth stories.

University of Minnesota

The university's National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants has created a resource collection that includes fact sheets, videos, and more on vaccines for children.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

The Societal Experts Action Network of The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is producing a series of rapid expert consultations that use evidence from the social, behavioral, and economic sciences to inform aspects of COVID-19 response, including a brief report titled Communication Strategies for Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines: Addressing Variants and Childhood Vaccinations and an associated interactive guide.

Johns Hopkins University and Coursera

COVID Vaccine Ambassador Training: How to Talk to Parents is a free course offered by Johns Hopkins University through Coursera. This training course prepares parents of school-age children, parent-teacher associations (PTAs), community members, and school staff to promote vaccine acceptance in their communities. The online course takes approximately two hours to complete.

David J. Sencer CDC Public Health Academy

This STEM-based educational program is focused on the interdisciplinary field of public health. The academy's content includes STEM Lessons for educators and youth—covering topics like contact tracing, mapping public health, climate change, and health equity—as well as online summer courses, teen newsletters, and in-person camps available to high school students. Explore more STEM programs and resources offered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.