Vaccine hesitancy continues to be a global problem, not just for COVID-19 but also for childhood immunizations—the rates of which are still not optimal according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
In this article, we’ve listed the top 12+ vaccine infographics that healthcare professionals can use to promote accurate vaccine information and increase vaccination rates. From infographics that target millennials to those that highlight the benefits of getting vaccinated, we’ve got you covered.
Healthcare professionals can also sign up for Venngage for Healthcare Communications and start using our professional easy-to-edit templates to create engaging, easy-to-understand health infographics, posters, brochures and other patient education materials.
Now, let’s take a look at the top 12+ infographics for increasing vaccination rates grouped by their common characteristics.
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- Infographics with relevant numbers
- Infographics for a specific demographic
- Infographics that showcase benefits of the vaccine
- Infographics that correct misinformation
- Infographics that give you a timeline
Vaccine infographics with relevant numbers
Statistics are great, but not all are helpful. A good vaccine infographic makes the best use of statistics by including only the most relevant numbers that are important to know.
A vaccine infographic that highlights numbers immediately helps audiences understand what data are relevant to them and eliminates the barriers to patient education.
The vaccine promotion above by Statista immediately shows you what can happen if you get COVID when you’re vaccinated vs. unvaccinated in Wisconsin. The clever use of bar graphs to visualize the data makes it easier for people to grasp the numbers.
This infographic created by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is useful for finding out flu vaccination rates by ethnicity, by household income, and more.
This vaccine infographic presents flu vaccination rates by different categories, each visualized using a suitable data visualization format like donut charts, bar charts, maps, etc. It simplifies the task of going through multiple patient education or research documents to find the relevant data.
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Vaccine infographics for a specific demographic
A recent survey by STAT-Harris found that 35% of Generation Z (Gen Z) and 29% of millennials said they would “wait a while and see” before getting vaccinated. These stats emphasize the need for vaccine patient education targeted toward these demographics.
Infographics targeted toward a specific demographic work well because they trigger discussions centered on the topic, which spreads between people in that demographic through word of mouth or social media.
Here are some examples of COVID vaccine infographics targeting Gen Z, millennials and more.
The average Gen Z reads a lot of short social media captions. Infographics for this demographic should be short and straight to the point, like this example from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Notice the heavy reliance on visual use and how the text is very concise, making it easy to get the gist of the infographic at a glance.
Also from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, this vaccine infographic takes a different approach compared to the one above.
The visuals are still representative of the youth, but the focus of the infographic is on the text as it answers frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 vaccine for teens and young adults.
You can tell that this infographic is meant for both young adults and the older generation (crossing between millennials and baby boomers) whose children benefit from the given information.
This infographic by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDPC) targets Gen Z by emphasizing two things that are important to them right now—graduation and sports.
In 2020, the vast majority of Gen Z who graduated from high school or college did not get to walk across a stage and receive their degree like those who graduated before them. By putting the focus on what they care about, this infographic can likely convince young adults to get vaccinated.
Here’s a different take on vaccine infographics: instead of relying on people icons and illustrations, this infographic makes the most use of data visualization tools by comparing the potential benefits with potential harms caused by Astra-Zeneca to different age groups.
It’s suitable for anyone who’s still hesitant of getting the Astra-Zeneca vaccine as you can tell at a glance that the benefits clearly outweigh the harms.
For more examples of demographic infographics, check out our article on the 10 Demographic Infographic Templates to Share Population Data and More.
Infographics for vaccine benefits
Not everyone is educated about the benefits of vaccines. Some even believe in conspiracy theories that are not true.
Health professionals can use vaccine infographics to highlight the benefits of vaccination using factual information and/or statistics. Healthcare providers can place these types of informative infographics right where patients can read them such as in examination rooms and hospital lobbies.
Here are some infographics that highlight vaccine benefits.
This flu vaccination infographic is straight to the point as it draws readers’ attention to the big numbers and uses different ways to make these numbers meaningful. The text content is also very impactful: “It could have been even worse without flu vaccines.”
Here’s another informative immunization infographic on flu vaccinations. This one compares the estimated number of flu hospitalizations to the population of a whole city (Miami), making the big number easily understandable.
Healthcare providers can also convert information from these infographics into other formats, like a vaccine brochure or vaccine poster. This Venngage vaccine brochure template visualizes big numbers in the same way, making it easy for people to grasp the full benefits of flu vaccinations:
Moving away from the topic of flu vaccinations, this infographic by the Washington University School of Medicine touches on the HPV vaccine.
The goal of this infographic is to show the huge drop in cancer-causing HPV infections because of the vaccine. Seeing how it also focuses on making the big numbers pop, this infographic has a great potential to increase vaccination rates.
Vaccine infographics that correct misinformation
Vaccine hesitancy is a growing phenomenon. In an NBCLX/Morning Consult poll conducted in March 2021, the generations with the highest vaccine hesitancy rates were Gen Z and millennials.
Providing accurate vaccine information and addressing concerns related to vaccines using effective communication tools such as infographics can help encourage people to get vaccinated.
Take a look at the following vaccine infographics that help to correct misinformation. The first one provides some more information for child vaccination:
Proper vaccine education for parents can increase child vaccination rates. In this infographic, the CDC assures people that children’s vaccines go through many phases of development before they are added to the US recommended immunization schedule. Another fact that parents may not know is that even after vaccines are licensed, they are continuously monitored for safety.
Did you know that not everyone has access to the COVID-19 vaccines? Socioeconomic barriers, which are beyond the control of most people, are preventing many Americans from getting their vaccines. The people who are the hardest to reach include people of color, with low income, with limited English proficiency, experiencing homelessness, and who are immigrants. The infographic above does a great job of correcting the misinformation that most people have access to the COVID-19 vaccines.
Here’s another amazing immunization education infographic from the National Jewish Health organization that debunks the myth that flu vaccines can cause the flu. It also uses great visual tools such as illustrations and charts.
Vaccine infographic templates with a timeline
The timeline for pediatric vaccinations can be confusing to parents. Any infographic that carefully shows you an organized timeline is helpful in immunization education for parents.
Venngage offers several great timeline infographic templates that can be customized for specific vaccines. Take, for instance, the following timeline templates below.
Parents of kids under 6 have their work cut out for them. An easy vaccinations timeline template like the above can guide them in knowing when to take their kids to their pediatrician.
For parents with teens (13-18 years old), balancing pediatric visits with school events can be challenging. This infographic takes the stress out of knowing when to take your teen to get a shot. The colors are a great visual guide as most people are visual learners.
Summary: Infographics can deliver accurate vaccine information to community members and help increase vaccination rates
Increasing vaccination rates is a proven way to reach herd immunity for diseases with available vaccines. One great way to increase vaccination rates is health education on immunization. You can achieve this with vaccine infographics, brochures, posters, vaccine fact sheets, and vaccine cheat sheets.
Venngage provides the best solutions to create engaging, easy-to-understand visuals with professional easy-to-edit templates designed for healthcare communications. We have a drag-and-drop editor that makes customization easy.
Use Venngage vaccine infographic templates to start your immunity education today. With our templates, you can help patients or people in your community increase vaccination rates and reach herd immunity.