How to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Misconceptions

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people have been exposed to information that is false, inaccurate, or misleading. Misconceptions about the COVID-19 vaccines have caused confusion and led people to decline vaccines, reject public health measures such as masking and physical distancing, and use unproven treatments.

A community toolkit for addressing health misinformation

As vaccinations are approved for children across the country, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy released a new community toolkit for addressing health misinformation.

The Toolkit resources can help you understand, identify, and stop misinformation, and help others do the same.

A Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation

Toolkit for addressing health misinformation

Download the toolkit

Confronting health misinformation

U.S Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy's advisory, Confronting Health Misinformation, focuses on the urgent threat of health misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

The Advisory can provide valuable background to use in your vaccination outreach.


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U.S Surgeon General's advisory

Read a summary of the advisory | Download the advisory (PDF)



Graphics about the advisory for social media

Share these graphics on social media. View social graphics.

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COVID-19 Community Corps webinar

COVID-19 Community Corps webinar with the Surgeon General on misinformation (30 minutes). View video.

More resources to address misconceptions 

Below is a selection of videos you can share to correct common misconceptions and misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. For more sources and information, see the CDC’s page.

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Using TikTok to address vaccine misconceptions

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