Letter to Parents/Guardians About COVID-19 Vaccines Template

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Instructions: To send this letter to the parents/guardians of campers, copy and paste this content onto your camp letterhead, modifying it as needed to account for the situation in your area.

Dear Parents and Guardians:

[Insert camp name]’s top priority is the health and safety of our campers and staff. Since we’re not yet out of the woods with COVID-19, we’re taking every precaution to ensure that our campers can have an enjoyable summer.

To ensure everyone’s safety, we [highly encourage you to/require that you] have your child up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines before the start of their camp session. You can provide proof by [explain how parents/guardians can provide proof of vaccination for their child.]

We also [suggest/require] that your child [list any other suggestions or requirements, such as “take a COVID-19 PCR test 1–3 days before arrival and a rapid antigen test upon arrival”].

About the COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for everyone ages 5 and older.

Children ages 5–17 are considered fully vaccinated with their COVID-19 vaccines 2 weeks after their 2nd dose.

CDC recommends that children ages 5–17 get a booster shot 5 months after their 2nd dose to keep up their protection.

Vaccination is the best thing you can do to protect your child from the dangers of COVID-19. The available COVID-19 vaccines are safe and highly effective against severe illness, hospitalization, and death due to COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine for children has been through rigorous testing and thorough review by the FDA and CDC.

Learn more at cdc.gov/coronavirus.

How to find COVID-19 vaccines

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

  • Visit vaccines.gov
  • Text your ZIP code to 438829
  • Call 1-800-232-0233

If you have questions

If you have any questions, contact [Insert camp name] at [Insert phone number]. Thank you for helping to keep our campers and staff safe.

Sincerely, 

 

[Insert camp signature block]