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We offer free tools and resources for the business community, curated by experts in business, health and communications.

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Vaccinate Your Workers

Against COVID-19

Resources for Managers

Quick Start Guide: Strengthening Workplace Vaccination & Safety

Our most-downloaded resource will help you strengthen your company's response to the Omicron variant, support workers and create safer workplaces.

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Communications Guidance for Businesses

General guidance for communicating about COVID-19 vaccines to workers, customers and other stakeholders.

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Key Messages for Employees

Tested messages about COVID-19 vaccines to help build trust, reinforce safety and encourage vaccination.

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Conversation Guide for Managers: Talking with Employees about COVID-19 Vaccines

This guide can help managers have productive conversations with employees about COVID-19 vaccines.

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Guide for Responding to Requests for Medical Exemptions

Step-by-step recommendations for handling these requests and providing reasonable accommodations.

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Guide for Responding to Requests for Religious Exemptions

Step-by-step recommendations for handling these requests and providing reasonable accommodations.

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Audience Insights and Messaging Guidance for Black, Hispanic, American Indian and Alaska Native Communities

Better understand some of the unique needs and questions of disproportionately impacted populations.

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Sample Employee Communications Plan

Use this sample plan to help guide your employee outreach.

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Tips for Finding and Preparing a COVID-19 Expert Speaker

Recruit an expert speaker to help educate your employees about the safety, efficacy and importance of COVID-19 vaccines.

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FDA Approval Employer Toolkit

Resources that can help you boost vaccine confidence & strengthen your workplace policy now that the FDA has approved the first COVID-19 vaccine.

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Social Media Toolkit

Do’s and don’ts, sample posts, graphics and tips for responding to misinformation.

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Templates

Sample COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Employers

A customizable template and all the procedural details you’ll need to implement the policy that’s right for your workforce.

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Sample Request Form for Medical Exemptions

Customizable for your company and printable to distribute to employees upon request.

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Sample Request Forms for Religious Exemptions

Customizable for your company and printable to distribute to employees upon request.

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Sample CEO Email to Employees about COVID-19 Vaccines

A draft email for CEOs to send to employees, sharing what your company is doing to protect their health and offering trusted information about COVID-19 vaccines.

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Resources for Employees

Vaccines 101: An Educational Video Series

Short, instructional videos to help you understand how the COVID-19 vaccines work.

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Overview

A one-page handout with basic information about COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination.

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COVID-19 Vaccines: FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines, provided by the Ad Council.

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COVID-19 Vaccines: Myths and Facts

A helpful resource to dispel common myths and misconceptions about COVID-19 vaccines.

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Vaccinate Your Workers

Against the flu

Employer Toolkit

Flu Season Employer Toolkit

Actions and information for employers to promote flu shots even as they continue to encourage COVID-19 vaccination.

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Strengthen Workplace Health & Safety

COVID-19 Employer Policies: A Decision Tool for Business Leaders

An interactive guide to help employers navigate complicated issues related to reopening physical workplaces by offering the latest health, legal and other considerations to guide their planning and decision-making.

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Guidance for Safer Workplace Returns: A Toolkit for Business Leaders

As many companies prepare to reopen offices, business leaders must take specific steps to mitigate local transmission of COVID-19 and prioritize public health and safety. Created in partnership with National Safety Council.

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Tips for Safer Workplace Returns

A one-page list of tips for reopening safely. Created in partnership with National Safety Council.

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Omicron Variant Sample CEO Email

A customizable sample email to help employers communicate the full range of steps they are taking to prepare for Omicron.

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OSHA’s Updated Guidance on Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace

On August 13, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its guidance on mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. Here's what employers need to know.

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Fact Sheet: EEOC Authorizes COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates and Incentives

On May 28, 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance to help employers navigate vaccine-related legal issues. Here's what you need to know.

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Contribute to a Healthy Community

Support Childhood Vaccination

Business Action on Childhood Vaccination

Learn more about our initiative to mobilize corporate leadership to protect the health of children, and access our employer tools and employee resources.

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Business & Public Health

Business & Public Health: 10 Tips for Business Leaders

Ten tips to help business leaders strengthen relationships with public health organizations.

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Fact Sheet: Healthier Businesses Start with Healthier Communities

Created in partnership with the de Beaumont Foundation

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Support Employee Mental Health

Resources for Employees Dealing with Pandemic-Related Stress & Anxiety

A set of free, public resources for employees who may need extra support.

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Mental Health Action Day Employers Brief

Employers have a powerful opportunity to help turn awareness about mental health into action.

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Mental Health Action Day Do's and Don'ts

Helpful tips for supporting your employees' mental health and communicating effectively.

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Meet Your Specific Needs

Small Business

Small Business Guide to COVID-19 Vaccines

Our comprehensive resource to help small businesses strengthen workplace vaccination & safety in response to the Delta variant.

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Conversation Guide for Small Business Owners

A guide to help small business owners have productive conversations with employees and workers about COVID-19 vaccines.

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Small Business Vaccine Checklist

Simple steps to make it easier for your employees and workers to get vaccinated.

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Sample Email to Staff

A draft message sharing vaccine facts and offering support and encouragement to team members.

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Rural Communities

Ad Council's Vaccine Education Video Series

As we continue to battle COVID-19, these PSAs showcase the firsthand impact of the pandemic and vaccines, and highlight personal experiences from a wide variety of individuals and families.

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Vaccine Checklist for Rural Employers

Simple steps to make it easier for your employees and workers to get vaccinated. Created in partnership with Rural America Chamber of Commerce.

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Audience Insights & Messaging Guidance for Rural Communities

Better understand some of the unique needs and questions in rural areas of the United States. Created in partnership with Rural America Chamber of Commerce.

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Vaccine Toolkit for Rural Leaders

A set of tools created in partnership with the National Rural Health Association + COVID Collaborative + Ad Council

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Ad Council's Rural Resource Toolkit

Created specifically for rural communities to meet residents where they are, giving equal access to information so everyone can have the facts and decide for themselves whether getting vaccinated is right for them.

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Diversity Professionals

Conversation Guide for Leaders

A valuable resource for ERG leaders and diversity professionals as they host conversations about vaccines with colleagues and peers.

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Tips for Engaging Employee Resource Groups and Informal Employee Networks

Tips and recommendations for sharing vaccine information with your employee resource groups and other affinity networks.

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Watch: Tuskegee Legacy Stories

As COVID-19 puts a spotlight on public health, future generations from Tuskegee are working to build back trust.

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The Conversation: Between Us, About Us video series

This video series from KFF and the Black Coalition Against COVID dispels misinformation and provides accessible vaccine facts.

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Public Sector Employers

Quick Start Guide: Preparing Your City Workforce for COVID-19 Vaccines

A resource developed with the National League of Cities to help city leaders inform and engage employees

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Preparing your City Workforce for COVID-19 Vaccines

A set of tips, created in partnership with the National League of Cities

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En Español

Guía de Inicio Rápido - Cómo preparar a su empresa para las vacunas contra el COVID-19

Nuestro recurso integral para ayudarlo a formular la política de vacunación de su empresa y el plan para promover la participación de los empleados.

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Guía para pequeñas empresas sobre las vacunas contra el COVID-19

Nuestro recurso integral ayudará a las pequeñas empresas a apoyar a sus trabajadores, clientes y comunidades.

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Mensajes principales para empleados

Mensajes sometidos a prueba sobre las vacunas contra el COVID-19 para ayudar a generar confianza, aumentar la seguridad y fomentar la vacunación.

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Guía para propietarios de pequeñas empresas sobre cómo llevar la conversación

Una guía para ayudar a los propietarios de pequeñas empresas a tener conversaciones productivas con sus empleados y trabajadores sobre las vacunas contra el COVID-19.

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Entendimiento de la audiencia y recomendaciones sobre mensajes para las comunidades hispanas

Entienda mejor algunas de las necesidades y preguntas particulares de grupos afectados desproporcionadamente.

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Vacunas contra el COVID-19: Lo que debe saber

Un volante de una página con información básica sobre las vacunas contra el COVID-19 y la vacunación.

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Vacunas contra el COVID-19: Respuestas a preguntas frecuentes

Respuestas a preguntas frecuentes sobre las vacunas contra el COVID-19.

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Vacunas contra el COVID-19: mitos y hechos

Un útil recurso para desacreditar mitos y conceptos equivocados comunes sobre las vacunas contra el COVID-19.

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Ejemplo de mensaje electrónico al personal

El borrador de un mensaje para trasmitir información sobre las vacunas, como también ofrecer apoyo y alentar a los miembros de su equipo.

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