The Science about How Herd Immunity Works
Discussed is the science behind herd immunity and how vaccines help to insure herd immunity against diseases. The resource also shares information on how to encourage conversations about the importance of vaccination. Also provided are frequently-asked-questions about herd immunity and vaccines for the flu and other diseases.
COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Tools
AEL programs, help inform your staff, students, families, friends of important COVID-19 vaccine education and instruction. Use and share the Texas DSHS’s COVID-19 vaccine communication tools. You’ll find all kinds of p Twitter pics to share of facts Check back often as this toolkit will continue to update.
COVID-19 Vaccination Hub Providers
Beginning in January, Texas established large vaccination sites or hubs around the state. The goal of these hubs is to provide more people the vaccine and a simpler way to sign up for an appointment. Providers will focus on vaccinating areas and populations hardest hit by COVID‑19.
Community Vaccine Provider
Local vaccine providers, like pharmacies, may have vaccine available. Use the Texas COVID 19 Vaccine Availability map to find a provider near you with vaccine available. Check the provider’s website for how to best sign up for a vaccine. Call only if the provider’s website doesn’t answer your question.
Downloadable Excel Worksheet of Vaccine Providers
This link downloads spreadsheet of providers, by County and Zip Code. You may need to try and
COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: What You Need to Know
Denver Health’s updated video explanation of the importance of the COVID vaccines.
How do the new mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 work?
UCSF professor of medicine, Joel Ernst, MD, explains how the new mRNA vaccines work.
National Center for Farmworker Health
They put out short readings on many health topics in English with translations in several languages, including indigenous Central American languages. Some of their materials are written as comic books or graphic novels.
State and National Resources
Texas Department of State Health Services
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in responding to the new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) that is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness worldwide.
Toolkit from Texas Dept. of State Health ServicesYou can help stop the spread of COVID-19 by using these communication tools to share safety messages. Take your pick of animations and videos to post and share. Select among the many PDF posters to print and hang in your work site. Also, feel free to post and share the social media tools on your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.
Texas Department of State Health Services Updates
The Texas Department of State Health Services is tracking cases of the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. DSHS updates the state level case counts on a daily basis.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Since launching an agency-wide response to the COVID-19 pandemic on January 21, 2020, CDC has focused on learning about the disease–how it spreads and how it affects people and communities.
World Health Organization
WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.
Tracker of educational disruption and response worldwide
UNESCO is supporting countries in their efforts to mitigate the immediate impact of school closures, particularly for more vulnerable and disadvantaged communities, and to facilitate the continuity of education for all through remote learning.
Pandemic Quick Reference Guide
A guide including information about the Coronavirus, prevention, symptoms, myths, and resources.