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Resources by Topic: Vaccination

Pennsylvania Municipal Officials' Views on COVID-19 Vaccine and Pennsylvania's Response to the Pandemic
Results of an email survey of 1,009 elected officials, to gather information about their attitudes toward vaccines and the Pennsylvania state government's response to COVID-19. Features statistics on the percentages of officials likely to get vaccinated, who felt the state's response had been effective, and who had recently attended municipal meetings in virtual, in-person, or hybrid formats, with breakdowns by rural or urban location.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Rural Pennsylvania
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National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness
A roadmap for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and coordinating the national response across all federal departments and agencies. Centered around seven goals addressing mitigation, vaccination, and other key areas. Goal 6 focuses on protecting those most at risk and advancing equity across racial, ethnic, and rural/urban lines. Includes information on rural and tribal issues throughout, including addressing vaccine hesitancy and access to vaccines in hard-to-reach communities.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: The White House
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Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation: Taking a Leadership Role and Building Trust
An interview with Kim Barber Tieman, program director for health and human services for the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, sharing how the foundation has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses efforts to help West Virginia organizations navigate and apply for federal funding opportunities, support for mobile COVID testing units to better reach communities of color, support for telehealth infrastructure, and a wide range of other activities to help meet the needs of the vulnerable and disenfranchised.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy in the United States: A Rapid National Assessment
Uses nationally representative survey results to assess COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among adults in the U.S. Features data and statistics on vaccine hesitancy for various groups, including African Americans, Hispanics, rural residents, those with children at home, and others.
Author(s): Jagdish Khubchandani, Sushil Sharma, James H. Price, et al.
Citation: Journal of Community Health, 1-8
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
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COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit for Community-Based Organizations: Getting Started
Resources and information to help organizations that serve communities impacted by COVID-19 share information on vaccination. Includes key messages, answers to frequently asked questions, a presentation slide deck, posters and flyers, newsletter content, social media messages, and more.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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The "Community of Immunity" Vaccination Deficit Explorer
An interactive web-based mapping tool offering county-level estimates of annual influenza vaccination rates and potential COVID-19 vaccination deficit rates. Results can be filtered by the Community PPE (Public Health, Primary Care, Health Equity) Index, a measure of public health readiness to respond to the pandemic. Part of the HealthLandscape set of tools.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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TRAIN Learning Network: COVID-19 Vaccination Training
A collection of online learning opportunities for healthcare professionals related to COVID-19 vaccination. Registration required to access courses.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Foundation
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Iowa COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered Report
Reports on COVID-19 vaccines administered, initiated, and completed in Iowa. Includes maps displaying the total number of doses administered and vaccine series completed, with information broken down by recipients' county of residence and by county of vaccine provider.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Department of Public Health
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Social Media Toolkit: COVID-19 Vaccinations
Offers sample social media messages and graphics to help share information on COVID-19 vaccination. Addresses information on the vaccines, benefits of vaccination, vaccine safety, and what to expect after vaccination.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural America
Provides information gathered in surveys and focus groups concerning public opinion about COVID-19 vaccination in rural areas. Features statistics on the percentages of people who intend to get the vaccine, who intend to delay vaccination until they see how well it works in other people, and who fear becoming sick with COVID-19, with breakdowns by urban, suburban, and rural locations.
Author(s): Ashley Kirzinger, Cailey Munana, Mollyann Brodie
Date: 01/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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