COVID Vaccines

Digital Resources Center

The coronavirus pandemic prompted an unprecedented response from the nation’s business community. Now that safe and effective vaccines are available, the public- and private-sectors must rally around a common goal: Vaccinate America.
 
This Digital Resource Center includes information, tools, and templates that businesses of all sizes need during this critical phase of the pandemic response.


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VACCINE BASICS

The approved vaccines are safe and effective

  • The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 vaccines developed by Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer.
  • These COVID-19 vaccines received EUA after extensive scientific reviews concluded each vaccine met the highest standards for safety and effectiveness.
  • The EUA was not granted until there was certainty that the vaccines developed by both manufacturers met the same safety and efficacy standards as any other vaccine.
  • The FDA determined both vaccines are “highly effective,” and this was confirmed by states that established their own vaccine review panels.

Vaccines need rapid, broad adoption to provide the most protection

  • Experts say we need 70% to 80% of the population – more than 200 million Americans – to have immunity to the novel coronavirus for us to benefit from herd immunity. 
  • “With herd immunity, the vast majority of a population are vaccinated, lowering the overall amount of virus able to spread in the whole population,” according to WHO.

Learn more on the Chamber's Vaccine FAQ page


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THE BEST WAYS FOR EMPLOYERS TO PROMOTE COVID-19 VACCINES

Businesses are trusted sources of information. They can help persuade employees and customers to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them. This is especially important right now given the state of the pandemic and the hesitation some people have about receiving one of the approved COVID-19 vaccines.

Best Practices For Covid-19 Communications

We know from research conducted on behalf of the Rockefeller Foundation and others that effective messaging about testing, tracing, and vaccination is built on empathy and emphasizes three important points:

  • Do Your Part: Show local leaders and neighbors being vaccinated to build social proof. An example message includes, “Think of your closest friends and family – they'd take action.” 70% of adults in the U.S. find this message to be convincing.
  • Do It For Them: Vaccination isn’t just for you—it's to make the community safe for the people you care about. An example message includes, “Protect your friends, family, and loved ones.” 70% of adults in the U.S. find this message to be convincing.
  • Before It’s Too Late: We’re in a race against the new variants—and time matters. An example message includes, “There is a short window of time to pinpoint who else might have the virus before they could lose their health and their job.” 77% of adults in the U.S. find this message to be convincing.

Messages That Work From Employers

Civis Analytics, a data science company, worked with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation to test five potential vaccine message themes from employers. Given that six in ten people believe employers should be encouraging vaccination, the goal was to identify which messages made employees more—or less—likely to want the shot. Among the findings:

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Chart: Messages That Work From Employers
Chart: Messages That Work From Employers

The Big Takeaway

Vaccination is a personal decision, so it’s logical that when employers show a personal willingness to be vaccinated, they are more likely to increase the willingness of their employees—across all demographic groups – to follow their lead and get the shot.

Download a printable copy of this information from the U.S. Chamber Foundation (PDF)

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ADDITIONAL DETAILED RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES

 
Click a topic category below to find additional links and resources to plan your vaccine strategy.

 

Developing A Vaccine Strategy

How should employers develop their own vaccine strategy? Should (and can) my company or organization encourage or require employees to be vaccinated?

Worksite Clinic Resources

What information is available for workplace vaccination sites and off-site clinics?
What supplies do vaccination clinics need?

Downloadable Safety Signage

Click on the safety signage below to download and use in your business. The safety signage offere different messages and available as posters and floor clings. The posters are offered as standard letter size (8.5" x 11") that can be printed frrom any desktop printer and larger poster size (18" x 24). 

8.5" x 11" POSTERS BRANDED AND UNBRANDED

18" x 24" POSTERS BRANDED AND UNBRANDED

FLOOR CLINGS BRANDED AND UNBRANDED


Images found in the above PDFs are referenced below 

 


Posters - unbranded / no U.S. Chamber of Commerce mark


"Masks keep businesses open."

"Thank you for practicing physical distancing."

"Clean hands help keep us all healthy."

"Please wear a mask at all times."

 

 


Posters - branded "Provided by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce"


"Masks keep businesses open."

"Thank you for practicing physical distancing."

"Clean hands help keep us all healthy."

"Please wear a mask at all times."

 

 


Floor Clings - branded and unbranded


"Thank you for practicing physical distancing."

"Thank you for practicing physical distancing."

"One Direction Only"

"One Direction Only"

STATE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION

 

 


Check the latest information on COVID-19 vaccine availability near you:  

Vaccine Finder

How are states prioritizing and allocating vaccines?
How many people have been vaccinated in each state?
What planning tools are available for state officials?
Where can I find more information about how to get vaccinated?

OUR RECENT EVENTS

Path Forward, a series produced by the U.S. Chamber Foundation, is designed to help business and community leaders find the answers they need to execute a responsible reopening strategy and plan for a post-pandemic world.