Let’s Bring Summer Back

THANK YOU for helping to Bring Summer Back!

The Bringing Summer Back initiative was a fun, community-centered approach to help organizations and individuals in North Carolina stop the spread of COVID-19 by urging friends and neighbors to get vaccinated. Over the course of four weeks more than 330 partners and organizations helped promote COVID-19 vaccinations as our best shot to bring back summer.

A BIG THANK YOU to all of our partners for helping to Bring Summer Back. There is still more to do—and it’s important that we continue to urge all North Carolinians to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Help us continue to spread the word about tested, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines by using the materials in our Vaccine Communications Toolkit. Get digital versions of flyers, social media posts, talking points and other resources to aid in your continued outreach.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Together we’ve made great progress in vaccinating millions of people in North Carolina against COVID-19, but there’s still much more to do. By engaging organizations across the state in a fun, customizable get-out-the-vaccine campaign, we raised awareness of the benefits of vaccination and that everyone who wants a vaccine can get one. More than 330 organizations with a combined reach of 1.5 million joined this effort.

Bringing Summer Back may be over, but there are still plenty of ways for organizations of any size to promote COVID-19 vaccines. Visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Toolkit, which has resources to help you get started. Have conversations with your friends, family and co-workers about why it’s so critical to be vaccinated.

Absolutely! Our goal is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible. The designated campaign weeks were designed to build excitement and provide a fresh opportunity for organizations to engage their members, volunteers and others around COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Your continued efforts are helpful and greatly appreciated, especially now as the more contagious Delta variant spreads throughout the state.

Yes! Our Bringing Summer Back toolkit included a list of simple, specific steps everyone can take to help someone get a vaccine appointment, such as calling loved ones who haven’t been vaccinated yet, sharing their experience on social media and asking if anyone needs support in getting vaccinated. Talking to friends and family is one of the most important ways you can help the people you know to stay safe. Visit our toolkit for materials.

You can email us at socialmedia@dhhs.nc.gov.