Get all our vaccine resources for mayors February 18, 2021

Get all our vaccine resources for mayors

February 18, 2021

Local leaders have critical roles to play in making sure there's an effective and equitable rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. To support them, Bloomberg Philanthropies has partnered with the U.S. Conference of Mayors to provide critical guidance on vaccine administration and resident engagement, and access to experts from academia, public health, and the private sector. Our resources for mayors are below.  

COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit

A doctor lifting up his left shoulder sleeve to show a bandage signaling that he has received a COVID-19 vaccine

Proven messages for encouraging vaccination

Use these four evidence-based messages to communicate about the COVID-19 vaccine with confidence.


Illusration showing many people wearing masks.

Public engagement and communications

Mayors and trusted community leaders will play a critical role in encouraging residents to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Use this module of our COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit to learn how to get your messaging to connect with them.

Image representing the important role data will play in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine.

Data and monitoring strategies

To achieve an effective and equitable vaccination rollout, mayors need access to meaningful, high-quality, and timely data. This module of our COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit lays out what data local leaders need to track in order to make decisions and advocate for their city.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks at a podium with medical personnel nearby.

The role of mayors in vaccination rollout

While federal, state, and county authorities manage significant portions of the vaccine delivery chain, city leaders play key roles. This module of our COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit provides an overview of what mayors should do to ensure an effective and equitable distribution of vaccines.

More on COVID-19 Vaccination

Nurse in Long Beach, Calif, is giving a resident a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

How cities are prioritizing equity in their vaccine rollout efforts

City leaders are taking strategic steps to make sure that communities hit hardest by COVID-19 have ready access to vaccination.


Woman receives COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccines: How cities can support (and fix) rollout efforts

While mayors can’t fix a scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines, they’re finding ways to beef up local distribution systems. The goal: to vaccinate residents at full speed and with equity front-and-center as supply catches up with demand.