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.
COVID-19 Vaccination Case Studies
Vacci/NATION: Inspiring Stories on the National COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
With mask restrictions lifting as a new omicron variant emerges, an Allina Health infectious disease expert takes to the airwaves, encouraging people to get a first or second COVID-19 vaccine booster.
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.
Pediatrician Answers Questions on COVID-19 and Pregnancy
Lisa Costello, M.D., a West Virginia pediatric hospitalist and expectant mother, answers questions on the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine and shares her personal perspective.
- Question 1: Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant people?
- Question 2: What are the risks during pregnancy for those who don't get the vaccine?
- Question 3: Does a pregnant person who chooses to get vaccinated pass on any protection to their baby?
- Question 4: Can breastfeeding mothers get the vaccine, and is the immunity shared through breast milk?
From the Board: Conversations with AHA Trustees
Mike Abrams, President and CEO, Ohio Hospital Association: Questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine
Montez Carter, President and CEO, St. Mary's Healthcare System: COVID-19 Vaccine and Health Care System Stress
Melinda Estes, M.D., President and CEO, St. Lukes Health Sysem: Seasonal Flu
COVID-19 Vaccine Education Resources
Communicating With Health Care Professionals
- COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Info This document helps clinicians distinguish between the three types of COVID-19 boosters.
- 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)
- GetVaccineAnswers.org (Ad Council/CDC COVID Collaborative)
Communicating With Consumers
COVID-19 Vaccine Social Media Campaigns and Resources
Right-click images to save and share, or click links below images to download versions sized for Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter. Visit the social media assets page to view all vaccine communications social campaigns and resources.
Joining Hands for Greater Impact
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and health systems have forged new—and often non-traditional— partnerships to meet the needs of their patients and communities. The Joining Hands for Greater Impact series, featuring webinars, podcasts, and helpful infographics, highlights how hospitals’ innovative partnerships have enabled them to respond to the pandemic.
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.