COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics

Resources and information will be added and updated often as new developments occur.

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When the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) emerged in late 2019, hundreds of individuals and organizations around the world quickly mobilized to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. As the virus surged in 2020, therapeutics were developed to treat those with COVID-19 in outpatient and inpatient settings.

This webpage is intended to help keep the field informed of important updates related to the progress and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, along with in-development therapeutics for patients with COVID-19.

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Resources

  1. AHA Members-Only Resources
  2. COVID-19 Vaccine Communications and Distribution
  3. Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics
  4. COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Frameworks
  5. Understanding More about Vaccines

AHA Members-Only Resources

  • PowerPlay: What's Ahead for COVID Vaccinations, Hospitals and Communities

    Featuring Dr. Bechara Choucair, Vaccinations Coordinator for the White House COVID Response Team. On March 22, Dr. Choucair spoke with AHA’s Michelle Hood, executive vice president and chief operating officer about the administration’s plans to utilize hospitals and health systems in vaccination goals and plans for sustained COVID vaccination opportunities.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination Resource

    This is a set of resources to help hospitals and health systems reassure staff, patients and communities of COVID-19 vaccines’ safety and effectiveness. It includes messaging for many important audiences, whether organizational (stakeholders inside hospitals or health systems) or public-facing (patients and communities). The resource also contains a distribution preparation and discussion guide, plus a COVID-19 labor readiness checklist.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Scorecard

    This scorecard highlights the most promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates and has been updated regularly. Updated 4/16/2021

  • COVID-19 Treatments and Therapeutics Snapshot

    This snapshot provides an overview of three treatments including Veklury (remdesivir), Eli Lilly’s bamlanivimab, and Regeneron’s antibody cocktail.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Primer

    This primer provides an overview of the U.S. vaccine development and approval process, as well as information on Operation Warp Speed.


COVID-19 Vaccine Communications and Distribution

To help advance the public’s confidence and trust in the safety of COVID-19 vaccines and their distribution, the AHA continues to develop and collate resources that hospitals and health systems can use as COVID-19 vaccines become available in their communities. This includes resources from the CDC to inform your health care teams and other staff like fact sheets and FAQs, posters, PowerPoint presentations, social media, and videos. Other COVID-19 vaccine resources for health care providers from the Ad Council which includes downloadable materials including FAQs, talking points, communication materials, social media copy and more. 


#MyWhy: Join the #MyWhy campaign, a social media effort to amplify health care worker voices on the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

For additional details to inform your communication with staff, read the following:

Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics

COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Frameworks

Understanding More about Vaccines


Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with questions regarding a medical condition.

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