Vaccines and US

COVID-19 Vaccines

After living through the pandemic for more than a year, vaccines offer hope for a return to normalcy. As scientists have raced to combat the virus, many of us are asking questions: How do we know a vaccine is safe? How does it work? What should I expect if I get the vaccine? Where do I find reliable information? The following resources help answer some of those important questions. 

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Meet COVID-19 Vaccines


Viral Questions: How Do Vaccines Work?

Vaccines can keep you (and others) from getting sick—but how? Find out how vaccines train your immune system before you fall ill.

American Medical Association

COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Busting Vaccine Myths

Dr. Kizzmekia S. Corbett, PhD, discusses vaccine myths and the existing research on mRNA technology that led to rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Finding the Vaccine and What to Expect

Stanford Center for Health Education

COVID-19 Vaccine y saty, Side Effects, and Risks, Explained

Dr. Seema Yasmin answers 3 common questions about COVID-19 vaccine safety, side effects, and risks.

McFarland Clinic Infectious Diseases Department

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Take a step inside the McFarland Clinic in Iowa and hear from the patients themselves how they feel about getting the vaccine.

How Do Vaccines Help?

Vaccine FAQs

Museum of Science: Boston

Vaccines on Ice: Why So Cold?

How does super cold science make it possible to transport COVID-19 vaccines all over the world?

Museum of Science: Boston

Vacunas sobre hielo: ¿Por qué tan frio?

¿Cómo se utiliza la ciencia del frio para transportar vacunas contra el COVID-19 por todo el mundo?

Museum of Science: Boston

Vaccines on Ice: Dry Ice vs. Liquid Nitrogen

There are many materials that can keep the vaccines cold for long periods of time, but only one is best suited for transportation.

Museum of Science: Boston

Vacunas Sobre Hielo: Hielo Seco vs. Nitrógeno Liquido

Hay muchos materiales que pueden mantener las vacunas frías durante largos periodos de tiempo, pero solo uno es el más adecuado para el transporte.

Museum of Science: Boston

Vaccines on Ice: What Keeps them Cold

The vaccines need to be packed in a material that is light, cost effective, and can keep the vaccines cold.

Museum of Science: Boston

Vacunas sobre hielo: ¿Qué las mantiene frías?

Las vacunas deben ser empacadas en un material que sea liviano, económico y que pueda mantenerlas frías.

Deep Dive Vaccine Science

The Health Museum

Everything You Want and Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

Health experts have a virtual conversation about the unprecedented effort to develop, manufacture, and distribute vaccines for COVID-19.


After Dark Online: Vaccines

Watch a conversation for adult audiences addressing what science says about vaccine efficacy and safety, including a Q&A with audience questions.

Saint Louis Science Center

Chat with a Scientist about Vaccine Development

In January 2021, members virtually sat down with a panel of experts via Zoom from Saint Louis University to discuss vaccine development and COVID-19. 

National Museum of American History

Racing for Vaccines

Panelists discuss vaccine invention, testing, marketing, and distribution from a historical perspective and comment on developments since COVID-19 was first identified.