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Boosting Confidence and Use of the COVID-19 Vaccine in Worcester, Massachusetts

Welcome to Worcester #PostVaxLife!

The UMass Worcester Prevention Research Center is promoting confidence and use of COVID-19 vaccines among youth and families in Worcester, Massachusetts. Funded by the CDC's Prevention Research Network, we are amplifying the voices of youth and families through our Worcester Vaccine Ambassador media campaign. This work is in partnership with the City of Worcester’s Office of Health and Human Services and many youth-serving agencies. We welcome additional partners!

View and Share Videos of People Sharing Own Reasons for being Vaccinated

In this #PostVaxLife campaign, we have created videos featuring local Worcester youth and families sharing their motivations and “why’s” for getting vaccinated to encourage others to get vaccinated.

Join the Worcester Vaccine Ambassadors and the #PostVaxLife Campaign! Share these videos and tell others YOUR reason for being vaccinated and encourage them to protect themselves with the vaccine!

Click on the videos below to watch them!

Check out our YouTube Channel with videos and memes created by talented youth in Worcester, all working toward the shared goal of protecting ourselves, our families, our schools, and our community healthy with the COVID-19 vaccine!


Get the Facts on the Vax!
Use and Share the COVID 19 Vaccine Fact Sheets

Facts about the
COVID-19 Vaccine

  Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine
for Children of Ages 5-11 
Fact sheet on the COVID-19 Vaccines  

Watch Discussions with Physicians in Worcester abouth the Vaccines

Watch these discussions of the COVID-19 vaccines for children, presented by the Worcester Public Schools, City of Worcester, UMass Chan Medical School, and UMass Worcester PRC.  

Q & A Session with Local Physicians about the
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
December 8, 2021

Click to watch and listen!

Q & A Session with Local Physicians about the
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
December 13,

Click to watch and listen!


Request copies of fliers and posters to place all around Worcester!

Get #PostVaxLife fliers and posters featuring our Worcester Youth Vaccine Ambassadors sharing their own motivations for vaccination providing details on local vaccine clinics. Please CLICK HERE for the request form to order FREE printed fliers, posters, or images.


This program will enhance the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Vaccine Equity Initiative. In Worcester, MA, this initiative focuses on Latinx, African American, and African communities, which have experienced the greatest burden of COVID-19 and have the lowest vaccination rates to date.

This 12-month project is led by UMass Worcester PRC’s Co-Directors Stephenie C. Lemon, PhD and Milagros C. Rosal, PhD; Deputy Director Amy Borg, and Coordinator Princilla Minkah.