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Experiences with racism and discrimination can contribute to mistrust of the health care system among racial and ethnic minority groups, leading to mistrust of factual information on vaccines and boosters. OMH and its Give Your Community a Boost! theme supports the U.S. Surgeon General’s recommendations on combating COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation Exit Disclaimer at the individual, community, and organizational levels.

Use these talking points to help spread the facts on COVID-19 and health disparities to your communities and organizations:

  • Longstanding systemic health and social inequities have put many people from racial and ethnic minority groups at increased risk of getting COVID-19 or experiencing severe illness, regardless of age. Visit the COVID Data Tracker’s Health Equity page Exit Disclaimer for data related to specific population and place-based groups.
  • CDC data show that some racial and ethnic minority groups Exit Disclaimer—particularly Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, and American Indian or Alaska Native people are disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
  • COVID-19 has affected racial and ethnic minority groups, and people who live in rural areas by causing more severe illness and death than in other groups because of low income, discrimination, and lack of healthcare access.
  • CDC created a COVID-19 Health Equity Strategy Exit Disclaimer with the following guiding principles: reduce health disparities; use data-driven approaches; foster meaningful engagement with community institutions and diverse leaders; lead culturally responsive outreach programs; and reduce stigma, including stigma associated with race and ethnicity.
  • More people from some racial and ethnic minority groups work in essential work settings, such as healthcare facilities, farms, factories, grocery stores, public transportation, and other service-related jobs than other groups of people. Some people who work in these settings have more chances to be exposed to COVID-19.

OMH encourages you to share the tools and resources on this page. Find up-to-date information on COVID-19 and toolkits to help you boost your community by dispelling misinformation.

Know Your COVID-19 Community Level  Exit Disclaimer
COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.

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COVID-19 Guidance and Recommendations
Covid-19 Isolation & Quarantine Period

CDC updated and shortened its recommended isolation and quarantine period for general population.

Read media statement Exit Disclaimer
Read guidance or use the quarantine and isolation calculator Exit Disclaimer

Covid-19 Booster Shots

CDC expanded COVID-19 booster recommendations to everyone age 12 and older

Children Ages 5+

CDC updated its eligibility guidelines on COVID-19 vaccines to include children ages 5+.

Immunocompromised People

CDC recommends that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Pregnancy and BreastFeeding

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people age 5 and older, including people who are pregnant, might become pregnant in the future, are trying to get pregnant now, or are breastfeeding.

Updated Masking Guidance

CDC recommends that vaccinated and unvaccinated people wear masks in public indoor settings when the COVID risk to your community is high.


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General Resources for all Communities (English)
Toolkits
Appalachian Region Employers Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
The Appalachian Region Employers Toolkit is a collection of science-based resources employers can use to promote workplace safety and help increase employee and community confidence in and uptake of COVID vaccines.

LGBTQ+ Community Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
A toolkit to build vaccine confidence and promote preventive measures against COVID-19 within the LGBTQ+ community.

Community Health Workers Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
Complete resources to help community health workers build vaccine confidence and promote preventive measures in their organizations and communities.

Pharmacists Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
Provides an overview of the toolkit contents and how to build vaccine confidence with the target audience using the toolkit materials.

General Audience Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
Information and materials about COVID-19 vaccines for partners to share in their community.

Essential Workers in Agriculture Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
Complete resources to build vaccine confidence and promote preventive measures with agricultural workers.

Nurses Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
Complete resources to help build vaccine confidence in nurses.

Community-Based Organizations Toolkit
Resources for community-based organizations, including those that serve youths, that want to help increase confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in the communities they serve.

Parents Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
A toolkit for parents with resources about COVID-19 vaccinations for children.

School Communities Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
Resources for school district leaders, teachers, parent leaders, and school supporters to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence, answer questions, and outline school guidance about COVID-19.

College Students Toolkit — English/Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Resources for college students who want to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake among fellow students and others in their communities.

High School Students Toolkit — English/Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Resources for high school students who want to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake among their peers.

Older Adults Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
Provides an overview of the toolkit contents and how to build vaccine confidence with the target audience using the toolkit materials.

Faith-Based Leaders Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
Complete resources for building vaccine confidence and promoting preventive measures in faith-based communities.

Public Transportation Workers Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
Resources for organizations and individuals that want to increase confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines among public transportation workers.

Rural Community Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
Resources for how to build vaccine confidence and promote preventive measures with rural communities.

Children’s Hospitals Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
Creative resources for hospitals and pediatricians hosting clinics and events to vaccinate children 5 and older against COVID-19.

Toolkit for People With Disabilities Exit Disclaimer
Complete resources on COVID-19 vaccination for people with disabilities and the organizations and individuals who support them. Some links take you to resources on the CDC website.

Pediatricians Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
This toolkit provides CDC information on COVID-19 vaccination for pediatricians and other medical professionals who care for children. Links take you to resources on the CDC website.

On-Site Vaccination Clinic Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
This toolkit helps community groups, employers, and other host organizations work directly with vaccine providers to set up vaccination clinics in locations people know and trust.


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General Resources for all Communities (Spanish)
Toolkits
Resources About COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children Ages 5+ — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
A selection of outreach resources related to COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5+.

Toolkit for LGBTQ+ Community — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
A toolkit to build vaccine confidence and promote preventive measures against COVID-19 within the LGBTQ+ community.

General Audience Toolkit — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Information and materials about COVID-19 vaccines for partners to share in their community.

Public Transportation Workers Toolkit — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Resources for organizations and individuals that want to increase confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines among public transportation workers.

Nurses Toolkit — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Complete resources to help build vaccine confidence in nurses.

School Communities Toolkit — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Guides, templates, sample messages, and other informational resources for school district leaders and school administrators to support COVID-19 vaccination and inform faculty, parents, and students about COVID-19 guidelines.

Older Adults Toolkit — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Complete resources to help build COVID-19 vaccine confidence and maintain good health in older adults.

Parents Toolkit — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
A toolkit for parents with resources about COVID-19 vaccinations for children.

Community-Based Organizations Toolkit — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Resources for community-based organizations, including those that serve youths, that want to help increase confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in the communities they serve.

College Students Toolkit — English/Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Resources for college students who want to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake among fellow students and others in their communities.

High School Students Toolkit — English/Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Resources for high school students who want to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake among their peers.

Children’s Hospitals Toolkit — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Creative resources for hospitals and pediatricians hosting clinics and events to vaccinate children 5 and older against COVID-19.

Toolkit for People with Disabilities — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Complete resources on COVID-19 vaccination for people with disabilities and the organizations and individuals who support them. Some links take you to resources on the CDC website.

On-Site Vaccination Clinic Toolkit — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
This toolkit helps community groups, employers, and other host organizations work directly with vaccine providers to set up vaccination clinics in locations people know and trust.


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American Indian/Alaska Native Communities (English Resources)
Toolkits

American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal Leaders Toolkit Exit Disclaimer

Resources for how to build vaccine confidence and promote preventive measures with the target audience toolkit materials.

Informational Content

Together We Can Do This Fact Sheets for NE, NW, Plains, SW and All Regions Exit Disclaimer

Answers to four questions to build vaccine confidence with American Indians and Alaska Natives.

Posters & Flyers

Protect Your Child With a COVID-19 Vaccine Exit Disclaimer

Poster for vaccine providers that serve American Indian/Alaska Native Exit Disclaimer parents, in Spanish.


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Asian American Communities (English Resources)
Informational Content

AA and NHPI In-Language Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19) [EXTERNAL] Exit Disclaimer

In this Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum-produced guide you will find resource links that have been crowdsourced by community members, leaders, and national and community-based organizations that are actively working to improve the well-being of AA and NH/PI communities while keeping language access barriers in mind.esources for how to build vaccine confidence and promote preventive measures with the target audience toolkit materials.

Posters & Flyers

Protect Your Child With a COVID-19 Vaccine Exit Disclaimer

Poster for vaccine providers that serve Asian American/Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander Exit Disclaimer parents, in Spanish.


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Asian American Communities (Resources in Other Asian Languages)
Posters & Flyers
Tips to Share & Promote We Can Do This Resources — Korean Exit Disclaimer
Ideas to help promote the We Can Do This campaign resources.

Tips to Share & Promote We Can Do This Resources — Simplified Chinese Exit Disclaimer
Ideas to help promote the We Can Do This campaign resources.

Tips to Share & Promote We Can Do This Resources — Tagalog Exit Disclaimer
Ideas to help promote the We Can Do This campaign resources.

Tips to Share & Promote We Can Do This Resources — Traditional Chinese Exit Disclaimer
Ideas to help promote the We Can Do This campaign resources.

Tips to Share & Promote We Can Do This Resources — Vietnamese Exit Disclaimer
Ideas to help promote the We Can Do This campaign resources.


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Black/African American Communities (English Resources)
Toolkits
Black/African American Civic Organizations Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
Resources to build vaccine confidence and promote prevention with Black/African American audiences.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Toolkit Exit Disclaimer
Resources for how to build vaccine confidence and promote preventative measures with the target audience.

Informational Content
HBCU Talking Points Exit Disclaimer
Guide to promote preventative measures and build vaccine confidence within historically black colleges and universities.

Talking Points for Black/African American Community & Civic Organization Leaders Exit Disclaimer
Key messages about COVID-19 prevention and vaccination for Black/African American community organizations.

Live Events & Webinars for HBCUs Exit Disclaimer
Three examples of different virtual educational events organizations can host to educate their students.

HBCU Newsletter Blurb Exit Disclaimer
Encouraging information on ways to safely socialize on campus.

Posters & Flyers
Protect Your Child With a COVID-19 Vaccine Exit Disclaimer
Poster for vaccine providers that serve Black/African American parents.

We Didn’t Come This Far to Fail Exit Disclaimer
Poster to promote preventative measures and vaccination.

Let’s Make COVID History Exit Disclaimer
Poster to promote preventative measures and vaccination.

We’ve Got to Stop Meeting Like This Exit Disclaimer
Poster to promote COVID-19 prevention in Black/African American communities.

We Never Give Up on Giving Back Exit Disclaimer
Poster to promote COVID-19 prevention and vaccination in Black/African American communities.


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Hispanic and Latino Communities (English Resources)
Informational Content
Vaccine Confidence Presentation for Latino Audiences Exit Disclaimer
Presentation about COVID-19 vaccines to help build vaccine confidence in Latino audiences.

Text Messages for Students — Spanglish Exit Disclaimer
Sample text messages to use in outreach to students.

Posters & Flyers
Protect Your Child With a COVID-19 Vaccine Exit Disclaimer
Poster for vaccine providers that serve Hispanic/Latino Exit Disclaimer parents.

Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 in Shared Housing Exit Disclaimer
Information on preventive measures in shared housing.

Keep Our Campus Safe — Spanglish Exit Disclaimer
Poster encouraging college students to vaccinate for safe gathering with friends.

We're in This Together — Spanglish Exit Disclaimer
Poster for college students to encourage vaccination among their families and friends.

Getting Vaxxed is Going Viral — Spanglish Exit Disclaimer
Poster encouraging college students to share their vaccination story.

Getting Vaxxed is Going Viral - High School — Spanglish Exit Disclaimer
Poster encouraging high school students to share their vaccination story.


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For Hispanic and Latino Communities (Spanish Resources)
Toolkits
Community Health Workers Toolkit — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Complete resources to help community health workers build vaccine confidence and promote preventive measures in their organizations and communities.

Essential Workers in Agriculture Toolkit — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Complete resources to build vaccine confidence and promote preventive measures with agricultural workers.

Faith-Based Leaders Toolkit — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Complete resources for building vaccine confidence and promoting preventive measures in faith-based communities.

Informational Content
Vaccine Confidence Presentation for Latino Audiences — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Presentation about COVID-19 vaccines to help build vaccine confidence Latino audiences.

How to Talk About COVID-19 Vaccines With Family and Friends — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
How to talk about COVID-19 vaccines with family and friends.

Posters & Flyers
Protect Your Child With a COVID-19 Vaccine Exit Disclaimer
Poster for vaccine providers that serve Hispanic/Latino parents, in Spanish.

Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 in Shared Housing — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Information on preventive measures in shared housing.

Get COVID-19 Vaccine Info on WhatsApp — Spanish Exit Disclaimer
Flyer with instructions on how to use the WhatsApp chat application to find free COVID-19 vaccines.

Keep Our Campus Safe — Spanglish Exit Disclaimer
Poster encouraging college students to vaccinate for safe gathering with friends.

We're in This Together — Spanglish Exit Disclaimer
Poster for college students to encourage vaccination among their families and friends.

Getting Vaxxed is Going Viral — Spanglish Exit Disclaimer
Poster encouraging college students to share their vaccination story.

Getting Vaxxed is Going Viral - High School — Spanglish Exit Disclaimer
Poster encouraging high school students to share their vaccination story.


Additional Partner Resources
Be sure to share these other great resources developed by OMH’s partners across the nation. These organizations show how everyone can play a part in reducing health disparities and improving the health of racial and ethnic minority and American Indian/Alaska Native communities.
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Videos
Graphics & Social Media
Toolkits

Montgomery County Immunization Coalition (MCIC)

Social media messaging and 6 images

Websites

Montgomery County Immunization Coalition (MCIC)

MCIC Events & Resources

National Indian Council on Aging

American Indian Health Disparities Resource