Your recommendation is one of the strongest predictors that a patient will get vaccinated. The below resources can help you build vaccine confidence among staff and patients.
Note: Translations are available for many of the documents for patients at the respective websites.
Resources for Providers and Staff
- Dear Colleague: Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccination (PDF, March 1): Review reasons for low vaccine acceptance. Learn and implement strategies to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines, especially among Black, Latino/a, Indigenous and people of color whose experiences of historical and persistent racism may impact vaccination decisions.
- Building Vaccine Confidence among Health Care Providers, Support Staff and Patients (PDF, March 26): Presentation slides with practical information on understanding and addressing vaccine concerns among staff and patients. An update is pending to reflect recent information about the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine.
- COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkits (CDC): Resources to build vaccine confidence among staff, including slide decks, training resources, fact sheets, stickers and social media.
- Communicating about the COVID-19 Vaccines (Berkeley Media Studies Group): Guidance to address mistrust and offer proactive communication about racial equity.
- Talking to Patients about Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine (CDC, PDF): A new CDC resource with concise information for health care providers.
- Watch: Clinicians' Roundtable: Engaging with Patients about COVID-19 Vaccines (April 29)
- Watch: Update on the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine; Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines
Resources for Patients
Benefits of Vaccination
Information in American Sign Language
Finding a Vaccination Site
How the Vaccines Work
The following are brief, graphical explanations from the NYC Health Department:
The following are more detailed handouts from CDC:
Information for Specific Groups
These handouts include tips for before a patient leaves the vaccination site, and what to do if they feel side effects.