Call for Videos: Encouraging Unvaccinated Colleagues

Thank you for adding your voice to the millions around the world urging others to consider getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

We’re trying to reach hospital and health system employees that have yet to be vaccinated. We're asking you to use your phone to record a short message about why vaccinations are important to people in heath settings. The more it comes from your heart, the better the chance to make an impact and spur someone to reconsider vaccination!

Please start by addressing the camera (and our audience) using one of these:

  • “Dear colleague.”
  • “Dear breakroom buddy.”
  • “Dear friend.”
  • “Dear _______ (create your own – keep it appropriate).”

Then answer 2 prompts:

  1. If you had 10 words (or less) to tell them, what would they be?

    Examples: “I’ve been working nonstop in the COVID ward!”
    “COVID won’t stop until we pull together and end this.”
    “To those waiting for FDA approval – now is your time!”

  2. Why would you tell them that? (limit your answer to 8 seconds)

    Examples: “If we don’t do it, who will?”
    “Trusting reliable, peer-reviewed research is so important.”

There is no wrong answer. Be emotive, expressive and real. With that said, please don’t use profanity or go to unrealistic extremes. Simply convey how you feel in short form. Think about your answer ahead of time, then hit “record” on your phone and say how you feel.

If you speak Spanish, Chinese, French or any other language, please record a a version in that language too. We will be creating this video for all health care audiences.

Some filming tips:

  • Begin by introducing yourself (name, where you work, where you’re from, occupation)
  • IMPORTANT: Hold your phone in LANDSCAPE MODE (horizontally)
  • Choose a quiet, well-lit location, or outside during the day
  • Do not include personal health information (yourself, or others) that might be subject to HIPAA regulations or compromise the privacy of someone else.

Once you’re done recording, upload your video to by 9/13/21.

Thank you so much for participating! We look forward to your submission.

Call for Videos: Encouraging Unvaccinated Colleagues PDF with disclaimer page 1.


Call for Videos: Encouraging Unvaccinated Colleagues Disclaimer


By submitting this form I hereby grant to the American Hospital Association (AHA) and its representatives, employees, agents and assigns, the irrevocable and unrestricted right to use, re-use, display, distribute, transmit, copy, reproduce, publish, or re-publish, either in whole or in part, audio/visual recordings, photographs, portraits and videos of me, including my image, voice, and likeness (hereinafter called “Images”), through any media including, but not limited to any and all of its publications and website entries, for editorial, promotional, educational and/or informational purposes, internal use, art, entertainment, trade, advertising or any other purpose; and to copyright in its own name and/or publish, and/or market, and/or assign the same without payment or any other consideration or further authorization by me.

I also grant AHA all rights in such Images or videos, including the rights to reproduce and disseminate such Images, as well as to use such Images in whole or part as part of derivative works and/or supporting materials in conjunction with my own name. I understand that information disclosed pursuant to this authorization may be re-disclosed and used in a webcast and in other media outlets. I hereby waive the right to inspect and/or approve the finished video/audio tape or stream, print, or any other materials that may be used in connection with my Images, or the use to which they may be applied so long as such use shall be lawful. I represent that I am over the age of eighteen (18) years and that I have read the foregoing and fully understand its contents. This release shall be binding upon me, my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns. I hereby release and discharge AHA and its representatives, employees, agents and assigns from any and all claims, actions, demands, and liability arising out of or in connection with the use of said Images, including without limitation any and all claims for invasion of privacy, right of publicity, and defamation.

By submitting this information, I represent that I have obtained a valid HIPAA Authorization covering all future disclosures AHA may make of this information if the disclosure includes any protected health information of the patient.

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