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.

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has issued an advisory, Confronting Health Misinformation, about the urgent threat of health misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

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

Confronting Health Misinformation

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Read a summary of the Advisory.

Download the Advisory (PDF)

Graphics about the Advisory to share on social media

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

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.