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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 vaccines.gov
  • 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.

Questions:

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.

Sincerely, 

[Insert organization signature block]