The Sikh Coalition remains committed to providing critical resources and information regarding COVID-19. In 2022, this means helping every Sikh in the United States understand the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
While the Sikh Coalition is not a public health organization, we continue to prioritize this work in accordance with the ongoing threat to the health of our sangats. We are undertaking this work in direct consultation with medical professionals at the North American Sikh Medical and Dental Association (NASMDA) and the Sikh Family Center, as well as colleagues at the Jakara Movement. We are creating and distributing a wide range of resources designed to help you learn and share accurate information about the vaccine, know when and where to get your vaccine, and encourage your sangat to stay safe while everyone who can get vaccinated does so.
Resources to Share With Your Sangat
State-by-State Vaccine Information
Because every state has different rules and processes regarding who can get vaccinated, review this document to direct you and your sangat to the most up-to-date information possible.
Infographics, Graphic Series, and Fact Sheets
- Infographic: Vaccine Fast Facts (English, Punjabi) — Updated June 10, 2021
- Infographic: Vaccines: U.S. vs. India (English, Punjabi) — Updated March 2, 2021
- Graphic Series: Busting Common Myths (English, Punjabi)
- Fact Sheet: Busting Common Myths (English, Punjabi)
- Graphic Series: Who are the COVID-19 Vaccines Safe for? (English, Punjabi) — Updated June 10, 2021
- Fact Sheet: Who are the COVID-19 Vaccines Safe for? (English, Punjabi)
- Infographic: Fast Facts on COVID-19 Variants (English, Punjabi) — Updated June 24, 2021
- Infographic: Reactions to the COVID-19 Vaccines (English, Punjabi) — Updated June 10, 2021
- Graphic Series: CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People (English, Punjabi)
- Infographic: CDC Masking Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People (English, Punjabi)
- Fact Sheet: Vaccine Mandates (English, Punjabi)
- Fact Sheet: ‘Booster’ Shots (English, Punjabi)
As a reminder, immigration status should not affect an individual’s access to getting vaccinated. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, states are collecting information from individuals receiving the vaccine to “monitor uptake, ensure dose matching and appropriate timing for the second dose, and assess vaccine effectiveness and safety.” Moreover, according to CDC’s vaccine administration data agreement, the use of vaccine administration data will be limited to completing work in furtherance of the public health response to COVID-19 and not for other purposes, including immigration enforcement. The Sikh Coalition will continue to monitor for any news regarding the relationship between citizenship status and vaccinations, and we will provide updates accordingly.
The Sikh Coalition, in collaboration with the North American Sikh Medical and Dental Association (NASMDA), the Sikh Family Center, and the Jakara Movement, is working to ensure that all Sikh Americans have access to information and resources regarding vaccinations for COVID-19. While we are not a public health organization, we are pursuing this work so that we can all do our part to keep ourselves and our communities safe. Please email email@example.com with any questions about this work, and always consult your doctor with specific inquiries about your personal health.