Faith and COVID-19 Vaccines: Outreach and Educational Resources (Live Updates)

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Everyone deserves to have their vaccine questions listened to and honestly answered. Everyone deserves to have access to life-saving vaccines. This page offers consistently updated resources in four categories: 1) Vaccine Outreach Guides and Resources, 2) Faith Communities in the News, 3) Faith and Covid-19 Vaccine Stores, and 4) Vaccine Outreach Leaders. If you have information or a story you would like to include in this resource, please contact Ifyc@Ifyc.org.

In this crisis moment, faith-based communities are using their platforms to communicate essential vaccine information and to fight for equitable vaccine access. The history of state-sponsored medical injustices, systemic racism in public health, inequitable vaccine distribution, and a climate steeped in misinformation all threaten the success of vaccine uptake. Nevertheless, an overwhelming majority across racial identity groups remain eager to receive vaccines and continue to seek knowledge about vaccine safety. We hope the resources linked here can be of assistance.  


1​​​​Vaccine Outreach Guides and Resources

2. Faith Communities in the News 

​3. Faith and Covid-19 Vaccine Stories 

4. Vaccine Outreach Leaders

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The opinions contained in this piece are solely the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of Interfaith Youth Core. Interfaith America encourages a wide range of views and strives to maintain a respectful tone with a goal of greater understanding and cooperation between people of different faiths, worldviews, and traditions.