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 end this pandemic.
Ongoing polling reflects the complicated reasoning behind those who aren’t yet vaccinated – from unanswered questions or lack of transportation to confusion about where vaccines are available. Below are resources to help the health care field support COVID vaccination efforts.
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New AHA PSAs Feature Clinicians Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination
I'm a Physician/I'm a Nurse
Hospitals and health systems can add their own branding to the PSA, which is also available in Spanish for both the 30-second and 15-second version. Please email Tom Fitzsimmons at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Communications by Audience
Communicating with Health Care Professionals
- Clinical Resources on COVID-19 vaccines (CDC)
- COVID-19 Vaccine: How to talk to your patients (CDC)
- COVID-19 Vaccine: What Health Care Professionals Need to Know (CDC)
- Recommendations for Increasing Vaccine Uptake: Seven Archetypes Full Report and Quick Reference Guide (Kaiser Permanente and the California Coronavirus Testing Task Force)
Communicating with Consumers
- Rural Resources Toolkit (Ad Council)
- Get Vaccine Answers (AHA)
- Addressing inequities in COVID-19 vaccine administration efforts (AHA)
- Asian language FAQs and videos (TranslateCOVID.org)
- Toolkit for pregnant people and new parents (CDC)
- Tools for Community Based Organizations
The Ad Council and COVID Collaborative are leading a massive communications effort to educate the American public and build confidence around the COVID-19 vaccines.
GetVaccineAnswers.org features answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines.
A Serious Decision PSA
Hospitals and health systems can add their own branding to the PSA, which is also available in Spanish for both the 30-second and 15-second version. Please email Emily Gustafson at email@example.com for more information.
8 Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
There’s a lot of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. Get the facts from the experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Medical Association.
Back-to-School COVID-19 Vaccinations
Widespread vaccination keeps children, their friends and teachers and bus drivers safe and in school. Children 12 years and older may get a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines at the same office visit, without waiting 14 days between shots.
Ask Questions, Follow Science, Get Vaccinated
The pandemic has tested all of us as we have learned to live, work, and act differently. Strengthen our resolve to defeat COVID-19 by asking the questions, following the science, and getting vaccinated.
Click here for a version of the PSA with Spanish subtitles.
Social Media Campaigns and Resources
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I'm a Physician/I'm a Nurse
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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.
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