How to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Misconceptions

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

Read the media release | 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.

Do COVID Vaccines Cause Infertility?

Do kids need to be vaccinated against COVID-19?

Vaccine misconceptions

Using TikTok to address vaccine misconceptions