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Thousands of essential workers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, including our doctors, nurses, scientists, food service workers, cleaning staff, and other vital support employees have received the COVID-19 vaccine. Getting vaccinated is a critical step in ending the pandemic. We ask that you join us in being an advocate for COVID-19 vaccines in the Memphis community.


Our request is simple: Get vaccinated. In doing so, you protect yourself, your co-workers, your loved ones, and your community.


St. Jude employees share their reason “why” for getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

During the past months, St. Jude has created one of the safest harbors against COVID-19 in the nation. Protective measures have included a first-of-its-kind COVID-19 screening program for employees, patients, and families; reduced campus access; and heightened infection-control procedures. Once COVID-19 vaccines were authorized for use, we immediately began vaccinating eligible employees.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. From our own research here at St. Jude, we know that the COVID-19 vaccines work to prevent infection on our campus.

Now, everyone ages 12 and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. We encourage you to get vaccinated and be a champion for COVID-19 vaccines. The best vaccine to get is the one available to you the soonest. Visit to schedule a vaccine in your community.

St. Jude is proud to be a part of the Memphis community. We look forward to being able to enjoy those things that we have missed over the last year – sporting events, live music, Memphis in May International Festival, St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend – and most importantly, being together with family and friends. So, please, get vaccinated and encourage others to do the same.

Vaccines bring us closer to doing what we love with those with love.

This information is provided by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Content was last reviewed May 2021. Vaccines Bring Us Closer is the theme for World Immunization Week 2021 supported by the World Health Organization and other partners. Learn more at


Information to share


About the Vaccine Toolkit


The About the Vaccine presentation gives general ideas for using each of the toolkit elements. The presentation also includes sample messages to use.


Barrier Buster Cards

Image of Barrier Busters card flyer

Printable conversation cards provide easy-to-understand information to address common COVID-19 vaccine myths and misinformation.



thumbnail of flyer

The printable flyer provides a URL and QR code to to reinforce the message and point of access for additional information for any on-site employees. 



thumbnail image of pdf handout

The handout is a 2-page information sheet with general vaccine information and links with QR codes to additional resources. 


"Why?" Cards

thumbnail image of pdf of "why" card

Each person has a different reason for getting the vaccine. Use these double-sided cards to help people identify their “Why?” and share with others. 


Educating Employees

Slide from Vaccine Education powerpoint

The Vaccine Education presentation includes slides created with general vaccine information. The presentation is editable, but individual slides are not. 



Image of sticker artwork

Use stickers as part of a vaccine information event or to acknowledge employees who have received the vaccine.


Social Graphics

Share these graphics in your social media posts to advocate for COVID-19 vaccination. Created in collaboration with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.



Hear from St. Jude subject matter experts on how COVID-19 vaccines work, understanding research and safety, vaccinating children and other timely topics.


How do COVID-19 vaccines work?


The importance of COVID-19 vaccines


Vaccine research and safety


Hot topics and future research


Vaccinating women and children