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Community-Based Organization Letter to Parents About COVID-19 Vaccines Template

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Instructions: Copy and paste this content onto your organization’s letterhead, modifying it as needed to account for the situation in your community.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

[Insert community-based organization name] is committed to the safety and health of our staff and the community we serve. We want to inform you that free COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for everyone age 5 and older.

How to Find COVID-19 Vaccines:

You have a few easy ways to find free COVID-19 vaccines near you:

  • Go to
  • Text your ZIP code to 438829
  • Call 1-800-232-0233

You can also check with your child’s health care provider about whether they offer COVID-19 vaccination.

About the COVID-19 Vaccines:

Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community from the virus that causes COVID-19. The available COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalization, and death due to COVID.

To get the most protection from the vaccines, you need all the recommended doses:

  • 2 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine plus 1 booster when you’re eligible.
  • 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine plus 1 booster when you’re eligible.

People ages 5–17 can get the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

You can get a 2nd booster 4 months after your 1st, if you’re:

  • 50 or older and got the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.   
  • 18 or older and got the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

CDC prefers that you get an mRNA vaccine and booster from either Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna. See the latest guidance on boosters.

People with compromised immune systems are less able to fight infections and may need additional vaccine doses.


If you have any questions, contact [Insert organization name] or the [Insert local health department] at [Insert phone number]. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe.


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