Vaccination Conversations with Scientists (VaCS)

Put your science communication skills to work to get Tompkins County to herd immunity! Join Vaccination Conversations with Scientists (VaCS) to help your community understand the science behind the COVID-19 vaccines. Sign-up to volunteer by June 7th.

Syringe graphic Thought bubble graphicVaCS is a collaboration between the Tompkins County Health Department and Cornell Advancing Science and Policy, with funding support from the Provost’s Office. The goal is to engage the community and answer questions about vaccine safety and COVID-19. We will utilize phone-banking (can be remote), door-to-door canvassing (in-person in pairs), and information sessions (in-person or remote).

You do NOT need to be an expert in COVID-19! We will host training sessions to prepare you on the science, as well as communication strategies to deal with controversial topics. We welcome scientists of any level: grad students, postdocs, laboratory staff, and faculty!

Use your scientific training to help your local community! Let’s make herd immunity a reality! Please email with any questions.