Resources available for children & teens!

Resources available to support COVID-19 vaccination among children and teens. To support the recent authorization of vaccines for young people, 5–11 years old, the Vaccines & US project, led by the Smithsonian Institution, has collected materials specifically about young people and the COVID-19 pandemic in a special section to help: discuss COVID-19 and vaccination with young children and teens, young people cope with pandemic related anxiety, and navigate COVID-19 information and disinformation and debunk some common myths. All of the materials can be freely used by library/museum/archival staff and the general public.

In addition, the CDC has shared an updated resource with public libraries that highlights several web resources aimed at promoting vaccination in kids aged 5–11 and teens aged 12–17. The webpage breaks the resources down into sections for parents and caregivers, providers and professionals, and schools. It also features sharable social media graphics and videos: Resources to Promote the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children & Teens | CDC.