Preparing For School Located COVID-19 Vaccination Events
Vaccination events organized at local schools are an ideal way to reach thousands of students. Schools are conveniently located, accessible and are a familiar and trusted environment for students and their families. School located vaccination events offer a convenient option for parents to have their students receive needed vaccinations without having to arrange for a healthcare provider visit or take off time from work.
This toolkit for organizing a School Located Vaccination Event (SLVE) can be used to support the communication and planning for the administration of all vaccinations in a school setting, however the current focus is on the administration of COVID-19 and influenza vaccinations in order to ensure that we can get as many eligible students vaccinated as soon as possible this school year. This site will be updated regularly as new information on COVID-19 vaccination recommendations becomes available.
This Main Page is full of general resources. To go to the full Toolkit click the ‘View the Toolkit’ button below. We welcome your feedback and ideas and look forward to working with you.
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Communicating With Parents / Guardians and School Community About COVID-19 Vaccine
It is reasonable and expected for parents, students and school staff to have questions about vaccines and the vaccination process. Being prepared with a strong communication plan right from the start is essential. The buttons immediately below will lead to sample handouts, letters and other communications to help parents learn more about the vaccine and assist them with making the decision to vaccinate their student. Some materials are ready to print, others are customizable for your school and/or school district.
California Support and Resources
Projects and Resources In Support of School Located Vaccine Events
Sample Local, State, National Toolkits
- Vaccine Event – Toolkit For Schools – Los Angeles County Public Health Department
- Shoo The Flu – Alameda County
- Immunity Community – Within Reach – Washington State – Mobile Immunization Toolkit
- School-Located Vaccination Toolkits – Association of Immunization Managers (AIM)
- A Community Tool-Kit For Addressing Misinformation – Office of the U.S. Surgeon General
- We Can Do This – COVID-19 Public Education Campaign – includes School Toolkits – Health and Human Services
- Advancing Health Center and School Partnerships – School Based Health Alliance
- Managing a COVID-19 school vaccine clinic at a school site- National Association of School Nurses in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente
12 COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Your Community – Centers for Disease Control and PreventionSchool Located Immunization
Specific Concerns: In depth answers from vaccine experts
Resources to help answer specific concerns include:
- We Are Greater Than COVID – Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 Vaccines
- The Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) featuring a series of videos addressing topics of interest
- Made To Save – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
What should I know about COVID 19 Vaccine and myocarditis in teens? – Video – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Can COVID -19 Vaccines cause infertility? – Video Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
My Vaccine Choice: I’m a Mom and Ob-Gyn. I Encouraged My Daughters To Get COVID-19 Vaccines – American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Long Term Side Effects
What are the long term side effects of COVID-19 vaccine? – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
How to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Misconceptions
Do the COVID-19 vaccinations change my DNA? Do young and healthy people need to get vaccinated? More… Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
General Information and Frequently Asked Questions
- Get Vaccine Answers – What should I know about vaccines for children and teens?
- The Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccines – Parent FAQ – American Academy of Pediatrics
Includes information on how mRNA vaccines are different from viral vector vaccines, how we know vaccines are safe and effective and what you should know about side effects.
- COVID-19 Vaccine TOP 5 FAQs for Parents– CDPH VaccinateAll58
- Conversation Guide: Pediatric Vaccinations – National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)