CMS Shares 6 Ways to Build Vaccine Confidence

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Chicago Local Engagement Team recently held a workshop on how to build vaccine confidence. During the session, the team shared six ways in which this can be done:

  1. Encourage leaders in your family, community, or organizations to be vaccine champions.
  2. Have discussions with your friends and family about vaccination to understand their perspective and encourage their decision to vaccinate.
  3. Share key messages that promote action through multiple trusted channels.
  4. Help educate people about COVID-19 vaccines, including how they were developed and their intense safety monitoring, and how you can talk to others about the vaccines.
  5. Learn more about finding credible vaccine information. When you come across COVID-19 information, cross-check with and learn how to respond to misinformation you encounter.
  6. Make your decision to get vaccinated visible and celebrate it!

CMS also offers numerous resources and toolkits to help spread the message of slowing the spread of COVID-19 through vaccination.