The people working in hospitals and health systems are trusted sources of information. Answering questions, sharing personal reasons for getting vaccinated, and respecting concerns of those not yet ready to get their vaccine are all powerful ways the health care field can help their communities stay healthy.
Recent polling indicates half of adults intend to get an annual COVID-19 booster if available. Below are resources to help the health care field support COVID and other vaccination efforts.
Vaccination Podcast Series
Listen to a series of podcasts on how hospital and health systems are building trust and working with community partners to foster vaccine confidence.
In “How St. Luke's Confronted the Virus Triple Threat,” two St. Luke’s Health System experts describe how they pivoted to provide respiratory care during last year's surge, and how the rapid creation of Respiratory Outpatient Clinics across the state made a tremendous difference for their patients.
“Fostering Trust in Pediatric Vaccinations with Gillette Children’s” highlights the children hospital’s work in the community to build relationships based on trust, honesty and commitment, which will help continue to improve vaccination rates and also address future health issues.
COVID-19 Vaccine Education Videos
Access AHA's library of vaccine-education videos for health care workers and the public to help spread the word to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts.
What’s Next? Clearing Up the Confusion Around COVID-19 Vaccines
Confusion still exists, including in the provider community, around the process of receiving the COVID vaccine and booster. Hear directly from CDC and other hospital experts about what vaccines are available, for who and when they should be promoted to patients.
The COVID-19 vaccine allows us to again celebrate and savor life’s big and small moments with friends and family. Time to take your shot.
Get Vaccinated & Boosted
Vaccines protect us all from serious disease. The COVID-19 vaccines, including the updated booster doses, are safe, effective, and recommended for everyone six months and older. If you have questions, talk to your health care professional. Learn more at aha.org/vaccines.
COVID-19 Vaccination Case Studies
Vacci/NATION: Inspiring Stories on the National COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
Riley Children’s Health is working to ensure that children, including those under age 5, get the COVID-19 vaccine, by hosting vaccine clinics across the Indianapolis area and ramping up access to the vaccine in pediatrician offices. The hospital also partnered with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to vaccinate hundreds of children.
Back to School: Clearing Up Confusion About Covid-19 Vaccines
Two clinicians and CDC experts shared COVID-19 vaccine tips they’ve found effective in helping parents and kids get vaccinated this school year. Top tips are featured in a one pager (right) or watch the 2023 webinar What’s Next? Clearing Up the Confusion Around COVID-19 Vaccines.
Vaccine and Booster Resources
- Vaccines.gov Use Vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
- How Do I Find a COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster? (CDC) Find phone numbers, locator tools and scheduling information
- COVID-19 booster tool Find out when you can get your booster with this CDC tool.
- Stay Up to Date with Your COVID-19 Vaccines (CDC) View CDC recommendations for patients 6 months and older
- COVID-19 Vaccines for People who are Moderately or Severely Immunocompromised (CDC)
- The History of Vaccines (English | Spanish)
- The History of Vaccines | The Last 100 Years (English | Spanish)
- The Vaccine Life Cycle: safety at every phase
- FDA Vaccine Facts: The Path for a COVID-19 Vaccine from Research to EUA
- The Science of Vaccines (Northwestern Medicine)
- Peak Science: The History of Vaccines (Northwestern Medicine)
Communicating With Health Care Professionals
- Recommendations for Increasing Vaccine Uptake: Quick Reference Guide (Kaiser Permanente and the California Coronavirus Testing Task Force)
Communicating With Consumers
COVID-19 Vaccine Social Media Campaigns and Resources
Click images to view and download versions sized for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter. Visit the social media assets page and download the social media toolkit to view more vaccine communications social campaigns and resources.
Featured Vaccine Resources
This content was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number CK20-2003). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.
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.