Download a free copy or purchase the Vaccinate book
Vaccinate: Posters from the COVID-19 Pandemic is now available in the Zea E-Books Collection from Digital Commons at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL). The book is the culmination of efforts to develop educational resources to address SARS-CoV-2 vaccine hesitancy, supported by an administrative supplement to the UNL Worlds of Connections Science Education Partnership Award, funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. It is available for free download as an E-Book or for purchase as a paperback.
Vaccinate includes a cover design by Aaron Sutherlen (UNL Associate Professor of Art [Graphic Design]), a foreword poem by St Patrick Reid (University of Nebraska Medical Center Associate Professor of Pathology and Microbiology), an introductory essay by the Worlds of Connections team, and 45 unique artworks by 29 different artists. The collection was curated by Sutherlen and Worlds of Connections team members Judy Diamond (Senior Personnel), Meghan Leadabrand (Project Coordinator), and Julia McQuillan (PI). Other contributing artists include Rachel Claire Balter, Thane Benson, Randy Bish, Katie Bradshaw, Heinzy Cruz, Hector Curriel, Ben Darling, Nicholas Deason, Kerry Eddy, Margaret Elsener, Paul Fell, David L. Felley, Bob Hall, Hayley Jurek, Justin Kemerling, Abbey Krienke, Stephen Lahey, Anna Lindstrom, Malia McCreight, Yihang Meng, Eric Morris, Katie Nieland, Henry Payer, Natalie Pulte, Nikolaus Stevenson, Pawl Tisdale, Janet Walters, William Wells, and Jave Yoshimoto.
In 2022 we are living through a global pandemic, and vaccines are one of the most effective strategies for slowing the spread of infectious disease, minimizing symptoms, and lowering healthcare demands. In short, vaccines save lives and can reduce the risk of contagion from social interaction.
In the United States in late 2021, after the vaccines had been broadly available for almost a year, one in five adults still chose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Art can disrupt what is embedded in our minds and open us up to new perspectives and insights. We hope to offer access to images, insights, and knowledge that help people have the freedom to consider their role in the pandemic and the role of vaccines. We hope that experiencing the creativity, humor, and sentiments of artists will encourage those who have avoided the COVID-19 vaccine to reconsider and take advantage of a way to prepare their immune system should they be exposed to the virus. We are thrilled to provide the posters for those who want to enjoy, reflect, and share them with others who are inspired by the power of vaccines and who want to help stop the spread of deadly viruses.
This content is supported by the Worlds of Connections Science Education Partnership Award [R25GM129836] at UNL, funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. This content is solely the responsibility of the creators and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health or the University of Nebraska.