APAMSA: Toolkit on COVID-19 Vaccination


This document is a compilation of resources that address vaccine hesitancy and access for AANHPI communities, particularly focused on providing linguistically and culturally appropriate information. A study conducted by UCSF this year found that 34% of AAPI respondents were concerned about the vaccine’s side effects, 6% were worried about vaccine safety, and 36% had multiple concerns regarding the vaccine.


Moreover, the barriers faced by AANHPI individuals during COVID is telling of other long-standing challenges the community has faced historically. One such problem is with data disaggregation. Many locales do not even include Asian American as an option for ethnicity in surveys, let alone subdivisions of the vast diversity within the AANHPI community. COVID-19 morbidity and mortality are also not well studied for AANHPI populations. From the sparse data that we do have, we know that many of the disparities in care are masked. For instance, in NYC’s public hospital system, South Asians had the second highest rate of positivity (after Hispanics) and second highest rate of hospitalization (after Blacks), and Chinese patients had the highest mortality of all groups. Despite this, Asian Americans are not listed as a vulnerable population by the National Academy of Sciences Engineering Medicine*. In the absence of disaggregated data, it is difficult to allocate appropriate resources to address problems like vaccine hesitancy and access barriers for the diverse AANHPI groups in the country.


Thus, we hope that this document is able to provide the language and resources for AANHPI medical students to speak to their family, friends, and others in the community to better address the concerns and questions about COVID-19 and the vaccine.


APAMSA offers Community Outreach Grants to chapters that may want to reach out to their local communities. For more information contact the outreach@apamsa.org.


*For more information on how COVID-19 has impacted AANHPI subgroups, please refer here.


Table of Contents

How to Address Vaccine Hesitancy:

Chinese (Simplified/Traditional):

Hindi:

Hmong:

Japanese:

Karen:

Khmer:

Korean:

Lao:

Nepali:

Tagalog:

Tamil:

Telugu:

Thai:

Vietnamese:

How to Address Vaccine Hesitancy:

Guide to COVID-19 Vaccine Communication

Chinese (Simplified/Traditional):

CDC Viral Vector Vaccines Infosheet / CDC Viral Vector Vaccines Infosheet

CDC mRNA Vaccines Infosheet / CDC mRNA Vaccines Infosheet

LA County Vaccine FAQ / LA County Vaccine FAQ

CT Official Website COVID-19 Facts / CT Official Website COVID-19 Facts

How did the vaccine get developed so quickly? / How did the vaccine get developed so quickly?

Is the vaccine safe? / Is the vaccine safe?

Pfizer and Moderna Ingredients / Pfizer and Moderna Ingredients

J&J Vaccine / J&J Vaccine

Avoiding Vaccine Scams / Avoiding Vaccine Scams

Vaccine Safety Video / Vaccine Safety Video


Geographic Specific Information:

Hindi:

CT Official Website COVID-19 Facts

How did the vaccine get developed so quickly?

Is the vaccine safe?

Pfizer and Moderna Ingredients

J&J Vaccine

Vaccine Safety Video

Hmong:

Vaccine Safety Video

Japanese:

LA County Vaccine FAQ

Avoiding Vaccine Scams

Vaccine Safety Video

Karen:

Vaccine Safety Video

Khmer:

LA County Vaccine FAQ

Avoiding Vaccine Scams

CT Official Website COVID-19 Facts

How did the vaccine get developed so quickly?

Is the vaccine safe?

Pfizer and Moderna Ingredients

J&J Vaccine

Vaccine Safety Video

Korean:

CDC Viral Vector Vaccines Infosheet

CDC mRNA Vaccines Infosheet

LA County Vaccine FAQ

Avoiding Vaccine Scams

CT Official Website COVID-19 Facts

How did the vaccine get developed so quickly?

Is the vaccine safe?

Pfizer and Moderna Ingredients

J&J Vaccine

Vaccine Safety Video

Geographic Specific Information:

Lao:

CT Official Website COVID-19 Facts

Pfizer and Moderna Ingredients

How did the vaccine get developed so quickly?

Is the vaccine safe?

J&J Vaccine

Vaccine Safety Video

Nepali:

Vaccine Safety Video

Tagalog:

CDC Viral Vector Vaccines Infosheet

CDC mRNA Vaccines Infosheet

LA County Vaccine FAQ

Avoiding Vaccine Scams

Vaccine Safety Video


Geographic Specific Information:

Tamil:

Vaccine Safety Video

Telugu:

Vaccine Safety Video

Thai:

Vaccine Safety Video

Vietnamese:

CDC Viral Vector Vaccines Infosheet

CDC mRNA Vaccines Infosheet

LA County Vaccine FAQ

Avoiding Vaccine Scams

CT Official Website COVID-19 Facts

How did the vaccine get developed so quickly?

Is the vaccine safe?

Pfizer and Moderna Ingredients

J&J Vaccine

Vaccine Safety Video


Geographic Specific Information: