COVID-19 Vaccination Training Compendium

Training Resources for Health Departments and Partners

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented pressure on state, tribal, local, and territorial health departments. This website provides health departments and their staff with training resources and expert guidance to effectively communicate about COVID-19 disease and vaccination to partners, other health jurisdictions, and members of the public.


Each module is divided into brief, self-paced trainings on key topics—the SARS-CoV-2 virus, vaccine regulatory processes, the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in the US, and how to address vaccine hesitancy and build trust.

The Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Training Initiative draws on resources at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins University to provide COVID-19 training support for public health workers across the U.S.

Self-Paced Training Modules

The Immune System and SARS-CoV-2

How does the body's immune response work to fight infections, and what is the SARS CoV-2 virus?

Go to Module 1

Vaccines for COVID-19 and Other Diseases

How do vaccines work, how are they approved, and how are COVID-19 vaccines distributed in the US?

Go to Module 2

Building Trust in Vaccination through Communication

What is misinformation, what drives vaccine reluctance, and what strategies can help build trust in vaccines?

Go to Module 3

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