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Boosting COVID-19 Vaccination with #PostVaxLife Vaccine Ambassadors in Worcester, Massachusetts

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!

Worcester #PostVaxLife Ambassadors Share their Reasons for vaccination 

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 with the COVID-19 vaccine!


Get the Facts on the Vax!

COVID-19 VaccinesFact sheet on the COVID-19 VaccinesFact Sheet is available in:

COVID-19 Vaccines for children ages 5-11Fact Sheet is available in:

How to talk with parents about the COVID-19 vaccines. What parents in Worcester are saying 

How to make vaccine clinics appealing to parents and children: What Worcester parents are saying 

Questions & Answers about the COVID-19 Vaccines with Worcester Physicians

Get answers to your questions about 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

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

Request free #PostVaxLife fliers and posters!

Order FREE #PostVaxLife fliers and posters featuring Worcester Youth Vaccine Ambassadors sharing their own motivations for vaccination and providing details on local vaccine clinics. 


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