Physical Health

COVID-19 General Vaccine Information

COVID-19 vaccination protects people by building immunity to the virus that causes this disease. Use these resources to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, including answers to frequently asked questions, strategies for promoting and communicating about the vaccine, and details about how to get a vaccine.

CDC Information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies the COVID-19 vaccine as one of the strategies to protect your health and prevent disease.

Head Start and Early Head Start teachers and staff are critical to the continued functioning of their communities. They are also at potential occupational risk of exposure to COVID-19. To support staff and safe in-person learning, President Biden directed state, territorial, local, and tribal officials to prioritize teachers, early educators, and child care staff for COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccinating teachers and staff is considered one layer of mitigation and protection for staff, children, and families.

Head Start and Early Head Start grantees have asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and requested information to share with staff and families. The Office of Head Start points grantees to the CDC’s Essential Workers COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit. Explore and share these resources so staff and families are up to date with the latest information.

Key Messages on COVID-19 Vaccine
Explore CDC’s key messages related to the COVID-19 vaccine in an easily shared format. 

COVID-19 Vaccines Infographic
This infographic describes important information about the COVID-19 vaccine. It is also available to print and share in:

Key Things to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine
Check this CDC webpage often for updates about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 Vaccination
The CDC makes recommendations for who should get the vaccine first, then each state makes its own plan. Review answers to FAQs about the COVID-19 vaccine. Find a locator that will take you to your state Department of Health website for more information.

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