Head Start has done an exceptional job supporting children and families safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The #SleeveUp4HeadStart campaign encourages everyone to learn about the COVID-19 vaccine, identify and address hesitancy with empathy and cultural understanding, and share personal experiences. As part of this campaign, NHSA was excited to present on how Head Start can prepare for the approval of the COVID-19 vaccine for children six months to five years old.
- Pediatric Vaccine Success Stories from the Field: Download the webinar slides and additional resources.
- Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy: Review ideas to help understand hesitancy and equip your community with the tools they need to make informed decisions, including free transportation.
- FAQs with Dr. Choo: Curious about potential side effects? Wondering if elderly relatives should be vaccinated? Take a look at what the experts have to say.
- Social Media Campaign: A national social media campaign encouraging community members to share their experiences with vaccination. Be sure to join other Head Start staff who are helping make their communities a safer place, one vaccination at a time, by using the hashtags #SleeveUp4HeadStart and #SleeveUpForHeadStart.
Parts of this toolkit were designed following recommendations from NHSA's COVID-19 Vaccination and Mitigation Working Group of practitioners and stakeholders from across the country.
In addition to scientific research, many of us use the word of trusted friends, family, and community members to help us make personal decisions about our health and feel comfortable in our decisions. These short videos feature national Head Start leaders speaking about their own experiences with vaccination and how it protects us individually and as a community.
This resource was designed following recommendations from NHSA's COVID-19 Vaccination and Mitigation Working Group of practitioners and stakeholders from across the country.