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The Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC) was formed in 2020 to coordinate and amplify public health messaging on COVID-19 and increase Americans’ confidence in guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health officials.

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Infographic: Vaccine Safety

Downloadable infographic and sample messages about the vaccine development process.

Infographic: Vaccine Distribution

Downloadable infographic and sample messages about how a COVID vaccine might be distributed.

Sample Thanksgiving Op-Ed

Template op-ed you can customize and send to your local newspaper or publish as a blog post.

Thanksgiving Graphics

Downloadable infographic and sample messages about Thanksgiving safety.

Message Handbook: Covid-19 Testing and Tracing

Detailed messaging and how-to's tested by Hattaway Communications for the Rockefeller Foundation

Gearing Up for Effective COVID-19 Vaccine Communication

Communication tips from CommunicateHealth

Downloadable Thank-You Ads

Public health appreciation ads that you can download and modify.

Public Health Communications Collaborative Webinar, Oct. 1, 2020

PHCC's first webinar, focusing on challenges and solutions for communicating about COVID-19.

This week in Misinformation

Trending Misinformation about Vaccines & COVID-19

November 2, 2020
  • As the US prepares for flu season, false claims have gone viral Facebook and Twitter saying that flu vaccination will make people more susceptible to COVID-19. The claims surfaced after the publication of an article in early 2020 which examined coronavirus risk in military personnel after getting the flu shot. Claims of any link between flu shots and COVID-19 have been debunked various times, with researchers finding no evidence that getting a flu vaccination will increase risk of getting sick from coronaviruses.
  • A misleading image is being shared on social media, which claims to list out vaccine ingredients. Many of the listed ingredients are not used in flu vaccines, and those that are used are not dangerous. The vaccine only uses ingredients needed in order for the vaccine to be as safe and effective as possible.
  • People on social media have been claiming that patents for COVID-19 tests were filed years ago. Claims are suggesting that the COVID-19 pandemic was man-made and preplanned. Fact-checkers have debunked the claims, finding that the patent in question was not filed until May of 2020, when the virus was already present.
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