For healthcare providers

Many people have questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines. While much is still unknown, healthcare providers can start laying the groundwork now for when COVID-19 vaccines are available. The materials below include proven communication strategies and tips for effectively setting expectations and addressing questions from patients.

Starting COVID-19 vaccine conversations early

Even before you are able to offer COVID-19 vaccination, consider including the topic in your conversations with patients. This will give you the opportunity to set expectations about vaccine availability, including if and when you might recommend vaccination for them, and learn about any concerns they have.

Engaging in effective COVID-19 vaccine conversations

As patients’ most-trusted source of information on vaccines, you play a critical role in helping patients understand the importance of COVID-19 vaccination, as well as if and when it is likely to be recommended for them. Learn about engaging in effective COVID-19 vaccine conversations.

Answering patients’ questions

Many patients have similar questions about COVID-19 vaccines. Prepare for common patient questions and learn techniques to use during your vaccination conversations, including best practices for online communication.

Facts about COVID-19 vaccines

  • FACT: COVID-19 vaccines will not give you COVID-19
  • FACT: COVID-19 vaccines will not cause you to test positive on COVID-19 viral tests
  • FACT: Getting vaccinated can help prevent getting sick with COVID-19
  • FACT: People who have gotten sick with COVID-19 may still benefit from getting vaccinated
  • FACT: Receiving an mRNA vaccine will not alter your DNA

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