U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


#VaccineReady Campaign

The Office of Minority Health – in partnership with fellow Offices of Minority Health at HHS, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and healthcare professionals around the nation – is working to lessen the impacts COVID-19 is having on racial and ethnic minority populations and American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

The goal is to empower communities to proactively practice COVID-19 safety measures, get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines, share accurate vaccine information, participate in clinical trials, and get vaccinated when the time comes.


Here's how you can ensure you are #VaccineReady when the time comes.

  1. Understand how the COVID-19 vaccines work.
  2. Learn more about what to expect after getting the vaccine.
  3. Check with your doctor if you have questions or concerns about side effects.
  4. Use the CDC's VaccineFinder to find out where you can get vaccinated.
  5. If you have questions about receiving the vaccine at a specific location, please contact that location. Vaccine availability is subject to change and appointments are required at most locations. Follow instructions for each provider listed on VaccineFinder Exit Disclaimer.
  6. Get the vaccine when it is your turn.

Get the facts. Share the facts. Together we can do this and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Get the Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines


Check out the #VaccineReady video series located below and in the #VaccineReady playlist Exit Disclaimer on the OMH YouTube Channel. This video series is designed to provide communities with accurate information from trusted minority healthcare professionals and experts that will assist in easing vaccine hesitancy by dispelling myths and misconceptions about vaccines.