For The Love of Your Family Get Vaccinated

By supporting the COVID-19 vaccine, you are helping protect your family and our entire community from getting sick and spreading the virus. Commit to getting vaccinated when it’s your turn and encourage your loved ones to do the same.

Click these links for the latest information on testing and additional doses or boosters.


Talk with your family about the
facts regarding the COVID-19 vaccine


It is SAFE.
The vaccine is safe, effective, and will not make you sick with COVID-19. 

It is FREE.
All COVID-19 vaccines are being provided at no cost. 

Your information is PROTECTED.
Personal information is gathered only for registration purposes. You do not need a Social Security number. 

Find more important information about the COVID-19 vaccines, here.


Why get vaccinated?

Getting vaccinated is one of the best protections for you and your family against the COVID-19 virus. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you without having to be sick.  However, even after you or your loved ones are vaccinated, you may still spread the virus to others.

Support and practice all the ways to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19:

  • Get vaccinated.

  • Mask Up! (even after you are vaccinated).

  • Stay 6 feet from others. Avoid gathering.

  • Wash hands often.

No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic and vaccinating our communities will take time. We have to stay vigilant and continue to protect our families by social distancing and wearing a mask. Wearing a mask protects you and everyone around you from COVID-19. And if you do come in contact with the virus, a mask greatly lessens the spread of the virus.

Remember, even if you aren’t feeling sick, you could still spread COVID-19 to others. A proper mask covers the mouth and nose and is worn anytime you are in public or around people who don’t live with you. Masks should not be worn by children under the age of two or anyone who has trouble breathing.

Use Your Voice to Show Support

A recent Census survey reported that 49% of unvaccinated adults are uncertain about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The hesitancy among at-risk populations is of particular concern because those groups have been among the hardest-hit populations in the pandemic. Research has also shown that people become less hesitant as they see others vaccinated and when they are informed about the vaccine from voices they know and trust.

You can make a difference by encouraging others to vaccinate! Use the toolkit to share messages on social media, send emails, or distribute materials.

Community Outreach & Communications Toolkit
Download, distribute, post and share materials and graphics widely on your communications channels. All information has been vetted and stem from local, State and Federal sources. Please do not alter text or creative without permission.  

Link to Townhall: https://bit.ly/pcftownhall

4/14 Townhall Social Graphics and Copy: Download here.



Post #1: We are teaming up with local leaders and the Infection Control Officer for Kaiser Permanente Roseville to talk about COVID-19 vaccines! Tune in on our Facebook page on April 14th at 7pm to get important information and resources to prepare you and family to get vaccinated!

Post #2:  Starting April 15th, anyone 16 years and age and older can get vaccinated. Are you and your family ready? Get the info and answers to your questions on 4/14 at 7pm on our page for a Facebook Live Town Hall in partnership with Kaiser Permanente Roseville and Lighthouse Family and Resource Center.

Post #3: Are you undecided about getting vaccinated? Join us on April 14th for a Facebook Live Town Hall at 7pm. There will be a live Q&A to address common questions and concerns. We will be joined by local leaders and Infection Control Officer for Kaiser Permanente Roseville to provide info and answer your questions live!

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Profile Frames: English / Spanish

To add a frame to your profile picture on Facebook:

  1. Go to your Facebook page.
  2. Click your profile picture and select update profile picture, then select add frame.
  3. Search for a Sleeves Up Placer frame by entering Placer Community Foundation.
  4. Choose the frame you want to use from the results (selection shown below).

To add a frame to your Page’s profile picture on Facebook:

  1. Go to www.facebook.com/profilepicframes.
  2. Click your profile picture in the bottom left and select your page.
  3. Search for a Sleeves Up Placer frame by entering Placer Community Foundation.
  4. Choose the frame you want to use from the results (selection shown below).

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Social Media: Graphics and Content




Myth vs. Fact Gifs: English / Spanish




211 Gif: Spanish


Website Banner: English / Spanish 






Pledge card: English Only 








Social Media Toolkit: English and Spanish


Key Talking Points: English Only 

Useful State and Federal Links
U.S Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Six Ways to Build Covid-19 Vaccinate Confidence

Placer County Covid info: https://www.placer.ca.gov/coronavirus/vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can a COVID-19 vaccine make me sick with COVID-19? Are the side effects going to make me sick?  
A: No. None of the COVID-19 vaccines contain the live virus that causes COVID-19 so a COVID-19 vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19.

Q: If I have already had COVID-19 and recovered, do I still need to get vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine?
A: Yes. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, vaccine should be offered to you regardless of whether you already had COVID-19 infection.

Q: How much will the COVID-19 vaccine cost?
A: Nothing. COVID-19 vaccines, including their administration, are free.

Q: Do I need to be a legal resident to get COVID-19 vaccine?
A: No. Vaccine distribution is based on eligibility irrespective of residency or immigration status. Registering for a vaccination appointment does not require a Social Security number or similarly sensitive information.

Q: How effective are the COVID-19 vaccines?
A: The first two vaccines available have shown 94-95% efficacy against a person becoming ill with COVID-19.

Q: Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?
A: All the COVID-19 vaccines being used have gone through rigorous studies to ensure they are as safe as possible. Systems to watch for safety issues are in place across the entire country.

Q: What kind of side effects should I expect?
A: COVID-19 vaccines can cause side effects for a few days that include fever, chills, headache, swelling or tiredness, which are normal signs that your body is building protection. However, severe reactions are extremely rare. The side effects from COVID-19 vaccination may feel like flu and might even affect your ability to do daily activities, but they should go away in a few days. Side effects are more common following the second dose.

Q: Will a COVID-19 vaccine alter my DNA?
A: No. COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way. Messenger RNA vaccines—also called mRNA vaccines—are the first COVID-19 vaccines authorized for use in the United States. mRNA vaccines teach our cells how to make a protein that triggers an immune response. The mRNA from a COVID-19 vaccine never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA is kept. This means the mRNA cannot affect or interact with our DNA in any way.

Q: Can pregnant or breastfeeding women be vaccinated against COVID-19?
A: Yes. Pregnant women have a higher risk for complications from COVID-19 disease. There are no study results available yet on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women. However, experts believe that the vaccines are unlikely to pose a risk to the woman or the fetus. Pregnant women can talk with a doctor about their risk of COVID-19 disease and how they might benefit from vaccination.

Q: Will the COVID-19 vaccine be mandatory?
A: No, there is no mandatory vaccination requirement from either the state or federal government. We hope that once Californians find out how safe and effective the COVID-19 vaccines are, they will voluntarily opt to receive them.

Q: How is my privacy protected if I take the COVID-19 vaccine?
A: California law strictly limits how personal information about those who are vaccinated can be shared. California negotiated with the federal government to limit the required data sharing to only information that will not allow an individual to be identified.

Q: Do I really need two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine? Why are there two doses?
A: With most COVID-19 vaccines, you will need 2 shots in order for them to work. Get the second shot even if you have side effects after the first shot, unless a vaccination provider or your doctor tells you not to get a second shot.

Q: Can pregnant or breastfeeding women be vaccinated against COVID-19?
A: Yes. Pregnant women have a higher risk for complications from COVID-19 disease. There are no study results available yet on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women. However, experts believe that the vaccines are unlikely to pose a risk to the woman or the fetus. Pregnant women can talk with a doctor about their risk of COVID-19 disease and how they might benefit from vaccination.

Q: When will the vaccine be available to me?
A: Vaccine production is slowly increasing in the United States. There may be vaccine shortages for several months before everyone who wants a vaccine can get one. In the interim, here are three steps you can take to learn when it will be your turn to be vaccinated:

Know your Phase/Tier: Occupation, age, medical history and home environment are factors that the California Department of Public Health considers when prioritizing groups for vaccination. If your occupation is not defined as an essential worker role, then your age and medical history will help you define when a vaccine will be available to you.

Talk with your employer and/or primary care provider: As vaccines become more readily available and vaccinations expand for Phases 1B and higher, you may be able to get a vaccine via your primary care provider or employer, who may refer you to a vaccine location (e.g., Safeway, public health clinic, or other point of dispensing location).

Stay informed: To stay informed about vaccine availability and progression through the vaccination phases, residents can visit the Placer County website at www.placer.ca.gov/vaccine; text PLACERVACCINE to the number 898211 to receive text alerts from 211; and subscribe to Placer County’s newsletter. The state has also piloted a tool called MyTurn to help notify residents when they are eligible.

Placer County is also working with our libraries and key community partners to ensure senior and rural populations will have support in accessing and making appointments.

Q: Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I have gotten 2 doses of the vaccine?
A: Yes. To protect yourself and others, follow these recommendations:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others
  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
  • Wash your hand soften

It’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. Experts are also looking at how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities. We also don’t yet know whether getting a COVID-19 vaccine will prevent you from spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to other people, even if you don’t get sick yourself.

Q: Can I get vaccinated against COVID-19 while I am currently sick with COVID-19?
A: No. People with COVID-19 who have symptoms should wait to be vaccinated until they have recovered from their illness and have met the criteria for discontinuing isolation; those without symptoms should also wait until they meet the criteria before getting vaccinated. This guidance also applies to people who get COVID-19 before getting their second dose of vaccine.

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)California Department of Public Health (CDPH)Placer County Health and Human Services

Become Sleeves Up Ambassador
Placer County needs ambassadors to share the important reasons why getting vaccinated is so important to build support everyone getting vaccinated when it becomes available to them. Anyone can become an ambassador by completing two quick yet powerful actions. 

First: Updated your social media profile picture with the frame to #SleevesUp (English /Spanish )

Second: Record and share a video on why you will get vaccinated. Video format below: 

  • Hi! I am [your name] from [your city]. 
  • I got/am getting vaccinated because [tell us why you are/will get vaccinated]
  • Sleeves Up Placer! 

Share your story on your own websites, social media, and in your newsletters, email blasts and more. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #SleevesUp and send to Placer Community Foundation.

Quick recording tips:

  1. You can film with your phone or via zoom! Easiest format to send and share is .mpv4. 
  2. Find good light, no shadows, try to wear solid colors, and a smile! 
  3. Videos should be short and sweet no more than 20 seconds. 

Join and Support the Campaign

Sleeves Up Placer and Mask Up Para Tu Gente outreach are a community efforts, bringing together community organizations, individuals, and other stakeholders to Placer County to get vaccinated and maintain social distancing practices to slow the spread of Covid among vulnerable people in Placer County and end the pandemic so we can get back to doing the things we love with the people we love. We believe that every voice and every action that supports this campaign is helping save lives. Join us!

How to get engaged:

  • Sign-up for campaign communications
  • Use the campaign communications toolkit (a guide for community partners with talking points, graphics, messages, and other resources)
  • Download and share social media graphics
  • Request campaign materials (email info@placercf.org)

Make an Impact

#MaskUpParaTuGente #MaskUpPlacer is a project funded by Placer Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
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