Aimed at children and young adults, this article outlines five ways people can build trust in the COVID-19 vaccine and ensure equitable distribution. They include: learning the facts, using social media, active listening, avoiding complacency, and sharing through Voices of Youth platforms.
Building trust in COVID-19 vaccination and other public health interventions is fundamental to the work of public health and efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic. We can build trust by combating misinformation, supporting trusted messengers and networks, improving our trustworthiness, and deepening relationships that engender trust over time. Building trust between public health and communities facilitates acceptance of public health interventions and can cultivate an equitable COVID-19 response now and conditions for well-being in the future.