COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccine Resources

The following includes resources related to the COVID-19 vaccine as well as information regarding 2021-2022 Influenza vaccine.

COVID-19 VACCINE

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ADDRESSING VACCINE HESITANCY

ABC News
It Takes a Community to Help Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy: Opinion
January 23, 2021 article that discusses community health centers’ role in Biden’s five-point plan to speed up vaccine distribution to hundreds of millions of Americans in 2021.

Ad Council
Ad Council Toolkit: Messaging Recommendations
Messaging kit and downloadable graphics from the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative, with messaging recommendations, do’s and don’ts, and tips about language and tone.

Rural Resource Toolkit for COVID-19 Vaccinations
This toolkit is full of resources created specifically for rural communities to meet residents where they are, giving equal access to information so everyone can have the facts and decide for themselves whether getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is right for them.

AgriSafe Network
COVID-19 Social Media Toolkit
The AgriSafe Network is a nonprofit organization that provides information and training on injury and disease related to agriculture. Their health professionals and educators created a social media toolkit that aims to provide clear messages about COVID-19 vaccination for agriculture, forestry, and fishing workers.

Axios
There’s Not Just One Kind of Vaccine Hesitancy
This May 3, 2021 article describes the results of new Harris polling. The findings show that making vaccination more convenient will be a big part of the difficult process of getting more shots in arms, now that many of the most eager Americans have gotten their shots.

Black Coalition Against COVID
The Conversation: Between Us About Us
This video campaign featuring W. Kamau Bell hosts black doctors, nurses, and researchers who dispel misinformation and provide accessible facts.

Carolina Health Centers, Inc.
Toolkit for Staff Vaccination Mandate
Sample materials for CHCs implementing a COVID vaccine mandate for staff.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
12 COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Your Community
A Field Guide, developed by a team of researchers with the guidance of the country’s leading behavioral scientists, offers evidence-based intervention strategies and real-world examples to increase COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake.

Building Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines Among Your Patients
These presentation slides from January, 2021 provide education about COVID-19 vaccines, the elements of vaccine confidence, strategies for building vaccine confidence, and talking with patients.

COVID-19 Communications Resources
The website includes links to a Vaccine Communication Toolkit, Social Media Toolkit, and various other vaccine communications resources. Health centers can adapt these ready-made materials to build confidence about COVID-19 vaccination among patients.

How to Talk to Friends and Family About Vaccines
Tips for the general public to combat vaccine hesitancy when talking with friends and family about vaccines.

Immunization Site Training Sessions for All Providers on the Storage, Handling, & Administration for Current & Potential New Formulations of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine
The CDC encourages providers to attend one of the sessions of a training hosted by Pfizer Vaccines U.S. Medical Affairs with their partner BioNTech. Note that you must download the list in order for the links to work.

Find a COVID-19 Vaccine Near You
Use Vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Toolkit for Primary Care Providers
In this toolkit, primary care providers will find ready-to-use email, text, and social media messages encouraging their patients to get vaccinated or to set up an appointment once they become a COVID-19 vaccine provider. Messages have also been translated into Spanish. This toolkit also includes links to graphics and print resources.

COVID Collaborative
COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative by the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative
The Ad Council and COVID Collaborative have partnered to educate the American public and build confidence around the COVID-19 vaccines, as part of one of the largest public health education campaigns in history.

Community Education Toolkits
Free messaging guidelines, shareable videos, social graphics, email templates, and public service announcements to build your own vaccine messaging campaign.

Dayton and Montgomery County Office on Minority Health
Un foro comunitario COVID-19 con la comunidad Latina (A COVID-19 Community Forum with the Latino Community)
A forum co-hosted by the Dayton and Montgomery County Office on Minority Health and the El Puente Educational Center that addresses the impact of COVID-19 and vaccine hesitancy within Hispanic/Latino populations.

de Beaumont Foundation
Changing the COVID Conversation
This webpage lists various resources that identify messaging and language that is most likely to build support for public health measures and confidence in COVID-19 vaccines.

Language That Works to Improve Vaccine Acceptance
This communications cheat sheet can be handed out to staff or posted. It includes basic language tips that have been shown to assist with vaccine acceptance

Farmworker Justice
COVID-19 La Loteria (Bingo) Game in Multiple Languages
This website provides free materials for COVID-themed La Loteria (Bingo). La Loteria is a family game and teaches important steps to reduce families’ risk of becoming ill from COVID-19 and encourages adults to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for their health and that of their family and community.

Health Security
Going Viral: The 3 Rs of Social Media Messaging During Public Health Emergencies
Published February 18, 2021 this article proposes a framework using the “3 Rs” principle of social media — Review, Recognize, and Respond — to help public health practitioners design tailored messages that prevent disease and promote health before, during, and after a public health emergency.

Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
Understanding COVID-19 Vaccines
A fact sheet for American Indian/Alaska Native communities that explains why it is important to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
I’m a Healthy Young Person. Why Should I Get a COVID Vaccine?
Even healthy, young people should get vaccinated. Here’s why.

Kaiser Family Foundation
The Conversation / La Conversacion
This webpage produced by KFF with funding from the California Health Care Foundation has more than 250 FAQ videos by health care experts that address the most common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine along with tips to starting COVID-19 vaccine conversations. Spanish.

MHP Salud
COVID-19 Vaccine: Tips From Your Community Health Worker
This website is for health workers supporting patients with Limited English Proficiency. It will help health centers build COVID-19 vaccine confidence among Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers and their Families.

Migrant Clinicians Network (MCN)
Anuncio: La Vacuna del COVID-19: Dra. Eva Galvez, Una Doctora Sirviendo a Las Comunidades Migrantes
Video is in Spanish and features Dr. Eva Galves speaking about vaccine hesitancy.

COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Campaign Resources
COVID-19 Vaccine education templates and awareness materials available in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and English. These low-literacy materials include high-quality graphics suitable for social media campaigns.

FAQ: The COVID-19 Vaccine and Migrant, Immigrant, and Food and Farm Worker Patients
FAQs were updated in April 2021 and include how to talk to patients about vaccine safety.

Health Misinformation and Social Media: A Potent Combination
Video of a panel discussion regarding social media and health misinformation.

Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine – Handout
Full-color trifold is customizable handout on pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccine. Available in Spanish.

Vaccines, Masks, and the Delta Variant – Handout and Template
MCN resource is based on the CDC’s recommendations, is customizable, and is available in English and Spanish.

Yo Me La Puse COVID-19 Vaccine Posters
“Vaccination Is…” A Customizable COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Campaign
MCN, in partnership with the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM), collaborated with IDEO.org, a nonprofit design company to create culturally and linguistically appropriate communication materials.

Yo Me La Puse COVID-19 Vaccine Video
Video in Spanish to encourage vaccine uptake.

National Academy of Medicine
National Academy of Medicine Members Urge Black Americans to Get Vaccinated
In a video released in March 2021, Black members of the National Academy of Medicine are urging Black Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them.

National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine
The Critical Public Health Value of Vaccines: Tackling Issues of Access and Hesitancy: Proceedings of a Workshop
On August 17-20, 2020, the Forum on Microbial Threats at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a 4-day virtual workshop titled The Critical Public Health Value of Vaccines: Tackling Issues of Access and Hesitancy. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussion of the workshop.

Understanding and Communicating About COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy, Effectiveness, and Equity
This Rapid Expert Consultation summarizes social, behavioral, and decision science research relevant to communicating how well COVID-19 vaccines work and how equitably they are being distributed.

Video Series to Combat Vaccine Hesitancy
Videos feature health and medicine experts tackling vaccine hesitancy.

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Advancing Health Center and School Partnerships to Improve COVID-19 Vaccination Administration for Adolescents
This short guide contains strategies, practices and sample resources from health centers, schools and school based health centers to improve adolescent access to covid-19 vaccinations.

Can Our Health Center Mandate the Vaccine and Other Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
This document — currently under review at HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care — is intended to assist health centers with legal considerations regarding imposing employee vaccine mandates from an operational and policy perspective.

COVID-19 Communications Toolkit for Health Centers
This page shares key vaccine messages, sample social media posts and graphics, selfie signs, and more resources to help health centers communicate with staff and patients about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Health Center Materials to Promote Vaccination
Materials include posters and customizable social media images to help health centers positively promote the vaccine. Both the posters and the social media graphics are available in English and Spanish.

Pushing Back on the Spread of COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation
NACHC created this resource to help counter misinformation in communities. This resource addresses misinformation not only about COVID-19 but about other health issues as well.

National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (NCECE)
Promoting Vaccine Confidence in Older Adults
In this webcast recorded on April 8, 2021 speakers from the National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (NCECE) reviewed approaches to build trust through tailored interventions that incorporate community norms and address barriers to vaccine uptake in this patient population.

National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)
Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in Agricultural Communities: A Training for CHWs/Promotores de Salud
This 90-minute training, hosted by NCFH and MHP Salud, took place on April 8, 2021. This training prepares Community Health Workers (CHWs)/Promotores(as) de Salud who work with Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers (MSAWs) to discuss the COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Messaging Social Media Toolkit
This webpage includes a social media toolkit that includes resources on how to build a social media campaign. It specifically includes resources on social media content development, information about COVID-19, and social media posts geared towards the farmworker community.

COVID-19 Vaccine Educational Resources for Agricultural Workers
Website includes videos, audio and radio files, social media resources, and documents for printing in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and indigenous languages such as Triqui, Mam, and Mixteco. Educational materials have gone through a process of assessment to include literacy-sensitivity.

Mass Media and Communication Strategies for Ag Worker COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence
Video recorded on April 21, 2021 features a panel discussing mass media and interpersonal communication strategies for increasing agricultural worker vaccine confidence.

National Health Care for the Homeless Council (NHCHC)
Trust or Trustworthiness: Which Comes First?
The Council presented this two-part webinar series focused on trustworthiness. The series provides insight into the historical background of how trust has been broken among marginalized populations, including people experiencing homelessness, and the principles of trustworthiness.

National League of Cities (NLC)
Toolkit for Effective COVID-19 Vaccination Communication
In partnership with the YMCA of the USA, the National League of Cities has created a toolkit to help community leaders communicate to residents who have been unable or have been hesitant to become fully vaccinated.

National Nurse-Led Care Consortium (NNCC)
COVID-19 Toolkit
This toolkit was created to give nurses the tools to do their part in the national vaccine effort.

National Public Radio (NPR)
‘Trusted Messengers, Trusted Messages’: How To Overcome Vaccine Hesitancy
National Public Radio story that discusses ways to overcome vaccine hesitance.

National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM)
Makespace
The CDC, the University of Minnesota’s NRC-RIM, and IDEO.org have partnered to create MakeSpace; a site designed to create custom messaging and materials for your community.

Vaccine Resources for Refugee, Immigrant, and Migrant Communities
Download resources to support vaccine efforts among refugee, immigrant, and migrant communities. The resources include fact sheets, posters, checklists, and other materials in more than 100 languages on vaccine planning, roll-out, knowledge, and confidence.

North Carolina Justice Center
Immigrant Rights and the COVID Vaccine/Inmigrantes y La Vacuna COVID
Patient fact sheets about immigrant rights during COVID-19, available in several languages.

Immigrants and the COVID Vaccine: What Do I need to Know?
Spanish language infographic concerning immigrant access to vaccines.

Northeastern University
COVID-19 Vaccines: 101
This educational resource has online learning modules which aim to enable individuals to make informed decisions about getting vaccinated as a way to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

NYSHealth Foundation
Practically Speaking: Building Vaccine Trust with Black Americans in New York State
This April 2021 webinar discusses lessons learned from a campaign to build vaccine trust with Black Americans in California and how they can be applied to New York State.

Office of the United States Surgeon General
A Community Toolkit for Addressing Health Misinformation
This resource is here to provide a set of tools for you to understand, identify, and stop misinformation, and help others do the same.

Public Health Communications Collaborative
Answers to Tough Questions about Public Health
This webpage section is an ongoing compilation of tough questions related to COVID-19 with suggested answers. Many of these topics are sensitive and often politicized. The document is designed to provide message guidance and framing for public health officials and others.

Communicating Through COVID-19 and Beyond: Impact and Insights from the Field of Public Health
Crowdsourced from more than 600 public health communicators across 51 states and territories, this resource highlights the immense impact of public health communicators during the pandemic and offers a powerful wealth of insights for protecting public health through COVID-19 and beyond.

Communications Tool: Building Bridges
Bridging statements can be an effective communications tool to stay grounded in core messages and build trust with fact-based messaging. The Public Health Communications Collaborative has created this resource on how to use bridging statements effectively to build trust, acknowledge and answer tough questions, and combat misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Messaging
These messaging resources are designed to help public health leaders deliver fact-based, effective, and timely COVID-19 communications in your communities.

COVID Vaccine Graphics: Why Get It, and What Happens Next?
Downloadable graphics and information sheets to promote information about the COVID-19 vaccines. Includes a social media communications toolkit.

From Concern to Confidence: How Physicians Can Build Trust in COVID-19 Vaccines
A four-page communication guide with research-based tips and language, developed for physicians by the de Beaumont Foundation and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

Graphics: About the Three COVID-19 Vaccines
Website contains a link to informational graphics and the social media communications toolbox.

Misinformation Alerts
This webpage includes numerous insights into vaccine misinformation that is circulating based on a combination of automated media monitoring and manual review by public health data analysts.

COVID-19 Booster Dose Messaging and Outreach Tools
This webpage includes topline talking points, answers to tough questions, sample social media posts and graphics that  answer questions about COVID-19 vaccine booster doses.

Resource: FDA Approval Messaging and Outreach Tools
The following communications resources can help answer questions about FDA approval and its implications, promote vaccination in your area, and boost confidence among vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

Shareable Graphics: Omicron Variant
This webpage includes shareable graphics with key messages about the Omicron variant to support communications.

Successful COVID-19 Messaging in Rural Communities
In this webinar, Dr. Ayne Amjad, commissioner and state health officer for West Virginia, presented insights from their research and successful vaccine outreach campaign to communities in West Virginia.

Toolkit: FDA Approval
The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines both have full FDA approval. Communicating about full FDA approval is an opportunity for public health experts as state, local, and federal officials to further emphasize the safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Updated Toolkit: COVID-19 Booster Dose Messaging and Outreach Tools
This toolkit includes messaging to answer questions in your community, sample social posts, and shareable graphics about the COVID-19 booster dose.

Public Health Foundation
Interactive COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations Module for Healthcare Professionals
This webpage includes an interactive tool that provides guidance on COVID-19 vaccine discussions with patients. This interactive tool is evidence-based with an empathy-driven approach that can be used to help patients move toward a healthy behavior change that matches their values and needs.

Public Health.org
Vaccination Awareness Guide 
The guide includes general information for patients such as understanding vaccines, types of vaccines, and what goes into a vaccine.

Protecting Immigrant Families Coalition (PIF)
COVID-19 Vaccination
PIF created this animated aimed at communicating that receiving the COVID-19 vaccination has no immigration consequences. The video is available in a wide range of languages and employs messages validated by research and PIF partners’ experience working directly with immigrant families.

Salud America
Fact Sheet: Get the COVID Vaccine When it’s Available to You also available in Spanish
Infographic: Get the COVID Vaccine When it’s Available to You also available in Spanish
The team at Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio created the Spanish language “Juntos, We Can Stop COVID-19” campaign including these culturally relevant fact sheets to inspire people to support healthy changes to improve health equity for Latinos and all people.

Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM)
The Importance of COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) has created a series of brief videos in both English and Spanish that encourage pregnant people to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Made possible in part with support from CVS Health, these videos feature SMFM members, Drs. Courtney Townsel and Daisy León-Martínez, as well as labor and delivery nurses, several pharmacists, and a new mom.

Society for Women’s Health Research
Crucial Vaccination Conversations: A Roadmap to Engage Women and Their Communities
A roadmap is designed to to guide community program planners as they engage women and their families in meaningful conversations and initiatives to improve individual and public health through vaccinations.

The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF)
COVID-19 Safety and Vaccines: Translated Outreach Media
The Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF) has developed culturally competent and language accessible resources about the COVID-19 pandemic for Asian American communities. Developed in collaboration with NYU’s Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH) and with the support of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), these resources have been translated into Arabic, Bengali, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Nepali, Punjabi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

The United States Committee on Veterans Affairs
PSA for Veterans
Montana Senator Jon Tester and Senate Veterans Affairs Committee members created this bipartisan video in which they encourage veterans to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

U.C. San Diego Health
Provider Vaccine Hesitancy Tips
One page fact sheet for providers with tips and guide points for discussing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy with patients.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Juntos Si Podemos
HHS has launched a Spanish-language website to better serve the Spanish-speaking population in the United States. The website offers a full navigation experience in Spanish and has all the resources partner organizations need to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines among Spanish speakers.

Promising Practices for Reaching At-Risk Individuals for COVID-19 Vaccination and Information
This website provides tips for emergency managers to engage with Community-Based Organizations as an opportunity for addressing equity towards overcoming barriers to reach underserved communities.

Resources About COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters
This webpage provides outreach resources for COVID-19 vaccine boosters.

Rural Community Toolkit
This toolkit provides resources for organizations and individuals that want to help increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in rural communities.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams Answers FAQs on the COVID-19 Vaccine | December 31, 2020
In this video the Surgeon General answers questions for the general public so that they feel more confident getting their COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccine Hesitancy for COVID-19: Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA) Estimates
The Office of the Assistant Secretary to Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) developed predictions of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy rates using the most recently available federal survey data to support state and local communication and outreach efforts.

We Can Do This
This COVID-19 public education campaign is a national initiative to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures through a nationwide network of trusted messengers and consistent, fact-based, public health messaging. Click on Campaign Resources and Toolkits for guides and social media resources to support COVID-19 outreach.

Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Minority Health
#Vaccine Ready
The #VaccineReady​ video series empowers communities to proactively practice COVID-19 safety measures, get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines, share accurate vaccine information, and get vaccinated when the time comes.

World Health Organization (WHO)
Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Advice for the Public: Mythbusters
Information from global resources about COVID-19 including dispelling COVID-19 vaccine myths.

 

ALLOCATION AND EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
ACIP Vaccine Recommendations
The CDC adopts these recommendations to guide plans for the distribution and allocation of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine
The website incudes links to forum videos and resources. The purpose of the forum was to advance the goals of the National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness.

Toolkit for People Experiencing Homelessness
The toolkit includes guidance and tools to help homeless service providers make decisions and protect and communicate with staff and with people who are experiencing homelessness.

Toolkit for People with Disabilities
The toolkit includes guidance ensuring vaccine equity in older adults and people with disabilities, and vaccine considerations for homebound individuals and other specific populations.

Colorado Vaccine Equity Task Force
Colorado Vaccine Equity Task Force
The Colorado Vaccine Equity Taskforce exists to ensure that all groups – regardless of race, ethnicity, ability and other factors – have all the facts to make informed decisions about the safety of vaccines for their families, and to hold leaders accountable for ensuring access to these vaccines for all.

CommuniVax Coalition
CommuniVax Website
CommuniVax Publications
The CommuniVax Coalition is a national alliance of social scientists, public health experts, and community advocates who seek lasting solutions to a serious problem: inequities from COVID-19. Equity in Vaccination: A Plan to Work with Communities of Color Toward COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond was released by the group in February and outlines five guiding principles for equitable, effective COVID-19 vaccination, paired with specific actions to help ensure that hard-hit communities of color derive systemic social and economic benefits.

Harvard Center for Primary Care
Vaccine Time and Budget Worksheet for Outpatient Clinics
This Spreadsheet tool is intended to assist site managers at outpatient clinics or offsite locations with preparation, workforce planning and budgeting for COVID vaccination. Prior to use, we recommend this readiness quick-start guide. To use the tool, please select “File > Make a copy” to create your own version of the tool before editing the input variables.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Online Locator for Accessing Monoclonal Antibody Treatments
Nationwide online locator for accessing Monoclonal Antibody treatments.

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing, Treatment, and Vaccine Administration for the Uninsured
Providers who have conducted COVID-19 testing to uninsured individuals, provided treatment for uninsured individuals with a COVID-19 diagnosis on or after February 4, 2020 or administered COVID-19 vaccines to uninsured individuals can begin the process to file claims for reimbursement.

COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund (CAF) will cover the costs of administering COVID-19 vaccines to patients whose health insurance doesn’t cover vaccine administration fees, or does but typically has patient cost-sharing.

Ensuring Equity in COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution: Engaging Federally Qualified Health Centers
Webpage discusses the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program to directly allocate a limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine to select HRSA-funded health centers starting the week of February 15, 2021. It includes a link to participant health centers list.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program
Frequently asked questions for health centers about the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program.

Rural Health Clinic COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution (RHCVD) Program
The Rural Health Clinic Vaccine Distribution Program (RHCVD) will distribute COVID-19 vaccines directly to Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) to increase the availability of COVID-19 vaccines in rural communities.

Indian Health Service (IHS), HHS
IHS COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Plan, November 2020
The plan details how the IHS health care system will prepare for and operationalize a vaccine when it becomes available. It also provides important guidance for all IHS federal, tribal health programs and urban Indian organizations that choose to receive COVID-19 vaccine coordinated through IHS.

Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF)
Are Health Centers Facilitating Equitable Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations?
Article published March 10, 2021 that examines the extent to which early vaccination efforts through community health centers are reaching people of color using data from the federal government’s weekly Health Center COVID-19 Survey.

KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: January 2021
The KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor is an ongoing research project tracking the public’s attitudes and experiences with COVID-19 vaccinations. This article provides updates and key findings; a growing share of the public is open to getting vaccinated, but many of the same groups that were hesitant in December remain hesitant now.

Kaiser Permanente
COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Toolkit
The toolkit, built on key learnings and best practices, offers resources and strategies for care delivery organizations, health plans, and state and local governments to ensure everyone has access to lifesaving vaccines.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Framework for Equitable Allocation of the COVID-19 Vaccine
Overarching framework for vaccine allocation to assist policymakers in the domestic and global health communities.

National Academy for State Health Policy
States Identify and Address COVID-19 Vaccine disparities Through Targeted Rollout and Outreach.
This February 8, 2021 article discusses the federal and states’ vaccine rollout plans including how they focus on equitable distribution to communities of color, especially Black and Latinx communities.

States Plan for Vaccinating their Populations against COVID-19
The included chart shows how each state is prioritizing populations in recently updated distribution plans, which were originally submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last October.

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Community Health Centers Tapped to Receive Direct Shipments of COVID Vaccine
Press release on February 11, 2021 from NACHC that describes The White House’s launch of the Federally Qualified Health Center Vaccine program that will provide more vaccines for Community Health Centers as part of a broader effort to reach underserved and vulnerable populations.

Community Health Center Vaccination Program Talking Points
Document provides talking points regarding the impact that Community Health Centers have had in response to COVID-19 and will continue to provide alongside the new Vaccination Program.

Health Center Resource Clearinghouse: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Clinics Operation Toolkit
This toolkit serves as a guide for healthcare providers and organizations preparing for and honing their COVID-19 vaccine administration processes. In this toolkit there are compiled tools, advice, workflows, and best practices from health centers across the country.

Incoming Biden Administration Proposes Expansion of Community Health Centers to Fight COVID-19
Press release on January 15, 2021 from NACHC discusses the impact on community health centers from Biden’s detailed a five-point plan that focuses on providing COVID vaccinations in marginalized, medically underserved communities.

National Association of Community Health Workers (NACHW)
Checklist for Administrators, Managers, and Clinicians to Integrate Community Health Workers in Vaccine Outreach, Acceptance, and Distribution Strategies
This checklist was prepared for the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) by the NACHW and is designed to help health center administrators, managers and care teams effectively leverage the skills and experience of Community Health Workers (CHWs) as part of vaccine rollout efforts.

National Healthcare for the Homeless (HCH) Council 
Increasing Access to COVID-19 Vaccines Among Homeless Populations: Successful Partnerships Series
This webinar series that took place in April 2021 highlighted successful partnerships between HCH facilities and local governments around the United States in their efforts to effectively get vaccines to people experiencing homelessness.

Issue Brief: COVID-19 and the HCH Community; Vaccines for Patients and Staff
This brief assess the initial state vaccination plans as they relate to people experiencing homelessness, identify the key factors for successful vaccination campaigns, and identify actions the larger homeless services community needs to take.

National Academy For State Health Policy (NASHP)
Partnering with Tribal Nations for COVID-19 Vaccinations: A Case Study of Alaska
Alaska’s vaccination outreach to Alaska Natives exemplifies a co-leadership model that prioritizes health equity and acknowledges historical trauma associated with previous public health emergencies. State and tribal leaders co-led the COVID-19 vaccination effort, including allocation, distribution, funding, and communication.

States Plan for Vaccinating their Populations Against COVID-19
The included chart shows how each state is prioritizing their populations in their distribution plans submitted to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in October 2020 and recently updated.

Expanding the COVID-19 Vaccination Workforce
The definition of covered qualified persons authorized to give the vaccine has been expanded to include, among others, current and retired traditional and non-traditional healthcare professionals and students in healthcare programs.

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB)
COVID-19 Vaccine Planning for Tribal Communities
The purpose of this NIHB webinar was to introduce Tribal leaders to COVID-19 vaccine distribution options and planning considerations.

The New York Times
To Vaccinate Younger Teens, States and Cities Look to Schools, Camps, Even Beaches
This article released on May 11, 2021 discusses solutions to vaccinate 12–18-year-olds. Strategies used at Denver Health school-based health centers are mentioned in the article.

Rural Health Information Hub (RHI)
COVID-19 Vaccination in Rural Areas
The Rural Health Information Hub launched a new section in its issue guide that provides resources to help communities and healthcare providers ensure access to COVID-19 vaccination in rural areas. Also included is a collection of innovations and best practices used in rural communities.

Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE), HHS, ASPR
Technical Assistance Request
ASPR TRACIE response to a request for information related to the approval, allocation,
distribution, and administration of vaccines to prevent COVID-19 within healthcare facilities.

Trust for America’s Health
Building Trust in and Access to a COVID-19 Vaccine Within Communities of Color and Tribal Nations 
This Policy Brief calls for building vaccine acceptance through data transparency, tailored communications via trusted messengers, ensuring ease of vaccine access, and zero out-of-pocket costs among communities of color and tribal nations.

U.S. Census Bureau
Community Resilience Estimates
The Census Bureau’s Community Resilience Estimates (CRE) provide an easily understood metric for how at-risk every neighborhood in the United States is to the impacts of COVID-19. Information from the CRE could easily be utilized by policy makers to inform vaccine distribution and provides a tool that users can easily use to map locations.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Biden Administration Purchases Additional Doses from Pfizer and Moderna
Press release published on February 11, 2021 that describes the Administration’s purchase of 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to make a total of 600 million doses for vaccination through July 2021.

COVID-19 Vaccine Ancillary Supply and Mixing Kits
This webpage describes the vaccine ancillary supply and mixing kits that are distributed with the Strategic National Stockpile COVID-19 Vaccine allocations.

HHS Secretary Becerra, HUD Secretary Fudge Announce Joint Effort to Increase Access to COVID-19 Vaccinations
This press release from May 3, 2021 discusses the joint-agency effort to increase access to COVID-19 prevention and treatment services, including testing and vaccinations, among disproportionately affected communities, including among HUD-assisted households and people experiencing homelessness. This program will leverage the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program.

Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act Fifth Amendment
HHS issued a declaration allowing recently retired or inactive doctors and nurses to administer COVID-19 vaccines for the duration of the COVID Public Health Emergency (PHE).  The declaration also allows anyone licensed in their own state to administer vaccines in other states.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
COVID-19 Vaccines at VA
VA is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal partners to develop a plan to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Veterans and VA health care personnel.

Verywell Health
How Will COVID-19 Vaccines be Distributed to the Homeless?
This article discusses the differences in states’ vaccination distribution plans with regards to people experiencing homelessness.

Veteran’s Coalition for Vaccination
Volunteer Now
Six veterans organizations came together to form the coalition. Any veteran – anywhere in the U.S. – can register to help get the vaccine distributed in their communities.

The White House
Fact Sheet: President Biden Announces Community Health Centers Vaccination Program to Launch Next Week and Another Increase in States, Tribes, & Territories’ Vaccine Supply
Released on February 9, 2021 this press release details how new steps will help meet the President’s goal of administering 100 million shots in 100 days and ensure that vaccines are administered equitably.

World Health Organization (WHO)
Fair Allocation Mechanism for COVID-19 Vaccines
Final working document on the equitable distribution of a COVID vaccine which, if used correctly and equitably, could help to stop the acute phase of the pandemic and allow the rebuilding of societies and economies.

 

CLINICAL INFORMATION

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC/FDA Joint Media Call discussing Johnson & Johnson Janssen Vaccine Pause on 4/13/21
A joint media briefing with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to discuss six reported cases of a rare type of blood clot in individuals who received the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine.

COVID-19 Training Module
Training provides a general overview of immunization best practices for healthcare providers.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People
CDC recommends people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised should receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after the initial 2 doses.

Underlying Medical Conditions Associated with Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19: Information for Healthcare Providers
This webpage provides an evidence-based resource for healthcare providers caring for patients with underlying medical conditions who are at higher risk of developing severe outcomes of COVID-19. Severe outcomes are defined as hospitalization, admission to the intensive care unit (ICU), intubation or mechanical ventilation, or death.

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
General information from CDC regarding the Moderna Vaccine. Scroll down for vaccination tracking tool, standing orders, preparation and administration summary, and storage and handling resources.

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
General information from CDC regarding the Pfizer Vaccine. Scroll down for pre-vaccination screening form, standing orders, preparation and administration summary, and storage and handling resources.

Talking with Patients Who Are Immunocompromised
Talking points for providers to help immunocompromised patients understand the recommended third dose is NOT a booster but an additional dose that will help achieve a stronger immune response. This resource also addresses that the recommended third dose does not apply to those who received the Janssen vaccine.

Training and Education
Webpage provides access for staff/volunteer active and retired health care providers, clinic support and operations staff and to complete their appropriate COVID-19 vaccine trainings.

Vaccination Considerations for People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
This summary information discusses the recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination of people who are pregnant.

Vaccination Considerations for Persons with Underlying Medical Conditions
The provided information aims to help people with underlying medical conditions make an informed decision about receiving the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination is recommended provided they have not had a severe allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in the vaccine.

CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)
COVID-19 Vaccines: Update on Allergic Reactions, Contraindications, and Precautions, December 30, 2020
Clinicians will give an overview of recommendations for use of COVID-19 vaccines in certain populations. Clinicians will learn more about the recent reports of anaphylaxis following vaccination, as well as CDC’s updated clinical considerations around contraindications and precautions to vaccination.

Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia – Update for Clinicians on Early Detection and Treatment
This COCA Call on April 15, 2021 presented the latest evidence on cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) with thrombocytopenia associated with the administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine.

Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS): Update for Clinicians
This COCA call on April 27, 2021 presented the latest evidence on thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) after administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Speakers discussed information on TTS and updated vaccine recommendations.

Updated Guidance for Clinicians on COVID-19 Vaccines
This COCA Call will present the latest evidence on thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) after administration of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Presenters will discuss TTS and updated vaccine recommendations.

What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness and How to Address Patient Questions and Concerns
During this March 9, 2021 COCA call, clinicians will receive an update on COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness for the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, including data on COVID-19 vaccine safety in pregnancy. Clinicians will also get information about the v-safe COVID-19 Pregnancy Registry, which collects additional health information that helps CDC monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in people who are pregnant.

What Clinicians Need to Know About Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine
This COCA Call will give clinicians an overview of the J&J Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. Clinicians will learn about vaccine characteristics and administration, vaccinating special populations, and contraindications. They will also get answers to a number of clinical questions CDC has received about this new vaccine.

What Clinicians Need to Know About the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines
This COCA Call will give clinicians an overview of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Clinicians will learn about vaccine characteristics and administration, vaccinating special populations, and contraindications. They will also get answers to a number of clinical questions CDC has received about these new vaccines.

What Clinicians Need to Know about the Recent Updates to CDC’s Recommendations for COVID-19 Boosters
This COCA call held on October 26, 2021 will give clinicians an overview of the most recent recommendations for administering COVID-19 booster vaccines. They will also receive updates about the latest recommendations and clinical considerations for administering COVID-19 boosters, including an update on early safety monitoring for additional COVID-19 vaccine doses.

Community Health Center, Inc.
Conversations on Healthcare
In each episode of this video webcast, medical experts talk about various topics related to COVID-19, including several conversations about the new COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID Collaborative
Video Series for Healthcare Providers
The Ad Council and the COVID Collaborative have launched this video series featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci and other experts to address health care professionals’ questions about COVID-19 vaccination.

Fitzhugh Mullen Institute for Workforce Equity, The George Washington University
Emergency Vaccinator Policies for COVID-19 
This interactive map t tracks state-level emergency policies that expand the ability of specific groups to administer COVID-19 vaccines.

Health Center Resource Clearinghouse
COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Clinic Operations Toolkit
This toolkit serves as a guide for health care providers and organizations preparing for and honing their COVID-19 vaccine administration processes. It includes tools, advice, workflows, and best practices from health centers across the country.

Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Learning from Errors with the New COVID-19 Vaccines
The article highlights a few of the missteps happening across the nation and internationally, from vaccine dilution errors to look-alike product mix-ups. It concludes with safe practice recommendations to help prevent these types of errors in your practice setting.

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Ask Me Anything: Microplanning for Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines
Scroll down and click on “RSVP for January 8 Ask Me Anything: Microplanning for Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines” to register for upcoming Q&A session or watch the videos of previous sessions in December. Hannan answers questions and provides guidance on microplanning for both Flu and COVID-19 vaccinations in 2020/2021.

Microplanning for COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery in Health Centers
This two-page guide shares “microplanning” steps for health centers to use for COVID-19 vaccination.

The National Association of Healthcare Assistants (NAHCA)
Vaccine Education Webinar-CNA Focus, December 16, 2020
A discussion between Doctors and CNAs on the COVID vaccinations hosted by NAHCA.

The New York State Health Foundation
When One Shot is Not Enough
This issue brief explores the logistical challenges of multi-dose vaccines to identify strategies for improving series completion.

Public Health Foundation (PHF)
FAQs on the Pfizer Vaccine; Shipping, Handling, Preparation and Administration
PHF has developed an overview of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine logistics on its Pulse blog.

Reducing COVID-19 Vaccine Waste
This webpage is about the quality improvement initiative the PHF has undertaken to help those receiving the COVID-19 vaccine reduce potential wasted vaccine. There is a link to an Excel spreadsheet tool that is still in development.

Using QI Tools to Make a Difference in H1N1 Flu Immunization Clinics
In 2010, public health professionals from the Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department and PHF produced this white paper citing a clear example of quality improvement practices being utilized for its successful flu immunization clinic.

Public Health Foundation, TRAIN Learning Network
COVID-19 Vaccine Training Program for Healthcare Professionals
Online, self-led training modules that provide overviews of several immunization best practices for healthcare providers. Topics cover vaccine administration and communicating with patients.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Vaccines Explained
Video: What is an EUA?
The FDA explains that an EUA is a mechanism to facilitate the availability and use of medical countermeasures, including vaccines, during public health emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use in Adolescents in Another Important Action in Fight Against Pandemic
This FDA news release on May 10, 2021 outlines the FDA’s expansion of the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age.

 

GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations
This webpage contains the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) COVID-19 vaccine recommendations as of April 21, 2022.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) Interim Recommendation for Use of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, December 2020
On December 19, 2020, ACIP issued an interim recommendation for use of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in persons aged ≥18 years for the prevention of COVID-19. These recommendations should be implemented in conjunction with ACIP’s interim recommendations for allocating initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccines.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) Interim Recommendation for Use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine — United States, December 2020
On December 12, 2020, ACIP issued an interim recommendation for use of the Pfizer-BioNTech  COVID-19 vaccine in persons aged ≥16 years for the prevention of COVID-19. The recommendation  should be implemented in conjunction with ACIP’s interim recommendation for allocating initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters
Boosters are an important part of protecting individuals from getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19. Use this tool to determine who is recommended to get one or more COVID-19 boosters.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People
On August 12, 2021, FDA modified the Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) for the Pfizer-BioNTech
COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to allow for administration of an additional dose (i.e., a third dose) of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine after an initial 2-dose primary mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series for certain immunocompromised people.

COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future.

Immunization Site Training Sessions for All Providers on the Storage, Handling, & Administration for Current & Potential New Formulations of Pfizer’s COVID-19 Vaccine.
The CDC encourages providers to attend one of the sessions of a training hosted by Pfizer Vaccines U.S. Medical Affairs with their partner BioNTech. Note that you must download the list in order for the links to work.

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
ASHP COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Tool for Pharmacists and Pharmacies
Tool that incorporates the ASHP Principles for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution, Allocation, and Mass Immunization. It is applicable in any pharmacy setting that is assisting in the distribution, allocation, and administration of the COVID-19 vaccine(s).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Antibodies and COVID-19
Antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, can be detected in the blood of people who have recovered from COVID-19 or people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Getting a vaccine is safer than getting COVID-19, and vaccination against COVID-19 is recommended for everyone 5 years of age and older.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
COVID-19
This website provides various resources for healthcare providers including information about CMS billing, payment, vaccine coding, quality reporting and more.

COVID-19 Coverage Assistance Fund (CAF)
The CAF is a program covering costs of administering COVID-19 vaccines to patients enrolled in health plans that either do not cover vaccination fees or cover them with patient cost-sharing.

COVID-19 Vaccine Policies and Guidance
Centralized website has information regarding provider reimbursement for the administration of COVID-19 vaccines along with specific information for providers, health plans and issuers, state Medicaid programs, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs.

Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United States
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has issued interim recommendations for the use of: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine (in persons aged 12–15 years and aged ≥16 years), Moderna COVID-19 vaccine (in persons aged ≥18 years), Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine (in persons aged ≥18 years).

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic. This website includes details about the changes.

Community Health Association of Mountain/Plains States (CHAMPS)
Region VIII COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Collaborative Meeting
CHAMPS hosted a video collaboration meeting for state PCA staff, Region VIII Vaccine Coordinators, and other health center staff working to support COVID-19 vaccine administration planning efforts at Region VIII health centers. Attendees addressed topics such as encouraging uptake of the vaccine, planning to administer the second dose to patients, and other concerns.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers: Emergency Use Authorization for Evusheld™
On December 9, 2021 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for AstraZeneca’s Evusheld (tixagevimab co-packaged with cilgavimab and administered together) for the pre-exposure prophylaxis (prevention) of COVID-19 in certain adults and pediatric individuals.

FDA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
December 11, 2020; Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine received EUA.

FDA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers,
August 12 ,2021 fact sheet was updated.

FDA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
December 18, 2020; Moderna COVID-19 vaccine received EUA.

FDA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
February 27, 2021; Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine received EAU.
Fact sheet updated 4/23/21.

FDA Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
Fact sheet updated 7/8/21.

Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers
January 31, 2022; Spikevax received FDA approval as a COVID-19 vaccine.

FDA Authorized Additional Vaccine Dose for Certain Immunocompromised Individuals
FDA authorized an additional vaccine dose for certain immunocompromised individuals.

FDA Takes Multiple Actions to Expand Use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine
On January 3, 2022 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to expand the use of a single booster dose to include use in individuals 12 through 15 years of age, shorten the time between the completion of primary vaccination of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and a booster dose to at least five months, and allow for a third primary series dose for certain immunocompromised children 5 through 11 years of age.

Frequently Asked Questions on the Emergency Use Authorization for Evusheld (tixagevimab co-packaged with cilgavimab) for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) of COVID-19
Frequently asked questions about the use of Evusheld for pre-exposure prophylaxis against COVID-19.

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement to Health Care Providers and Facilities for Testing, Treatment, and Vaccine Administration for the Uninsured
Website explains the process for providers to file claims for reimbursement for testing and treating the uninsured. Providers can also request reimbursement for COVID-19 vaccine administration once available.

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Planning Checklist for Health Centers
HRSA collaborated with CDC to create this checklist for health centers with information and tips, including resources to stay connected, readiness reminders, guidance on vaccine supply and administration, and more.

External Transfer of Vaccine Process Information Guide
HRSA recognizes that there are situations when it is appropriate for a health center to transfer vaccine received through the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program to another provider. This document released June 2, 2021 provides guidelines for performing those transfers.

Joint Statement from HHS Public Health and Medical Experts on COVID-19 Booster Shots
Statement made August 18, 2021 by Public health and medical experts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding the Administration’s plan for COVID-19 booster shots for the American people.

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters
Outreach resources for COVID-19 vaccine booster

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
Vaccination and COVID-19
IAC has assembled key resources and links to support safe, effective vaccination at all ages in routine and non-traditional vaccination settings.

National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)
Vaccine Administration in Dental Clinics Job Instruction Sheet
This tool is intended as a resource to help train dental providers on vaccination administration.

Public Health Communications Collaborative
COVID-19 Booster Dose Messaging and Outreach Tools
This toolkit provides communication resources — including topline talking points, answers to tough questions, sample social media posts and graphics — that can help you answer questions about COVID-19 vaccine booster doses and support your local vaccination outreach.

Weitzman Institute
ECHO Sessions on COVID-19
There will be a special weekly session focused on COVID-19/coronavirus starting on March 3, 2021. They will also be offering activity sessions the following Tuesday’s of the live COVID ECHO which will expand on the live COVID ECHO session. These activity sessions will be in meeting format for a more robust discussion.

Wyoming Department of Health Immunization Unit
Vaccine Storage and Equipment Requirements
Summary of the guidance in the CDC’s Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit that is required for COVID-19 Vaccine Providers.

 

HEALTHCARE WORKER VACCINATION

Carolina Health Centers, Inc.
Tool Kit for Staff Vaccination Mandate
Sample materials for CHCs implementing a COVID vaccine mandate for staff.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Biden-Harris Administration Issues Emergency Regulation Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers
The Biden-Harris Administration has required COVID-19 vaccination of eligible staff at health
care facilities that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The emergency regulation
issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today protects those fighting
this virus on the front lines while also delivering assurances to individuals and their families that
they will be protected when seeking care.

Guidance for the Interim Final Rule – Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination
On December 29, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance on the Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule that was published on November 5, 2021. The emergency regulation helps safeguard health care workers and the people they serve from COVID-19 and its variants for all individuals seeking care by imposing requirements regarding vaccinations for eligible staff at health care facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. This guidance provides important information on implementation, as well as guidelines to assess and maintain compliance with the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for health care workers at facilities participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Feldesman + Tucker + Leifer + Fidell LLP
Series: Managing Risk When Administering the COVID-19 Vaccine
This interactive two-part webinar series will explore legal and compliance considerations associated with the COVID-19 vaccine and how health centers can establish their own distribution plans while mitigating the relevant risks associated with vaccinating staff and patients.

Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC)
Compliance Deadlines for CMS Vaccine Mandate
This chart shows the phases of compliance for the CMS vaccine mandate as well as the applicable deadlines for each group of states. The most important deadline — the date by which for 100% of covered “staff” must either be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption or delay – is March 16, 2022.

Information for CHC Providers about Writing Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccines
Information for CHCs whose providers are being asked to write medical exemptions from COVID vaccines for reasons not indicated by the CDC.

Toolkit on Federal Vaccine Mandate
On January 13, 2022, the Supreme Court allowed the CMS mandate for health care providers to go into effect. This online toolkit was created to assist Health Centers in meeting the CMS mandate requirements.

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Can Our Health Center Mandate the Vaccine and Other Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
This document — currently under review at HRSA’s Bureau of Primary Health Care — is intended to assist health centers with legal considerations regarding imposing employee vaccine mandates from an operational and policy perspective.

Employee COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate: Technical Assistance Resources for Health Centers
The Biden Administration announced two policies on November 4, 2021, that detail employee vaccine requirements. This webpage was created to assist Health Centers with these requirements.

Pennsylvania Department of Health
Infection Prevention and Control Considerations for Healthcare Personnel with Signs and Symptoms Following COVID-19 Vaccination
The Department is providing guidance for responding to signs and symptoms following COVID-19
vaccination in healthcare personnel (HCP). Strategies are needed for healthcare facilities to
appropriately evaluate and manage post-vaccination signs and symptoms among healthcare personnel
(HCP) in order to minimize staffing disruptions and transmission of infectious diseases, including
COVID-19.

Society for Human Resource Management
When May an Employer Reject a Religious Accommodation Request?
This article from summarizes the various factors that employers must consider when an employee requests a religious exemptions from being vaccinated.

Downloadable Form that Addresses Rejecting a Religious Accommodation Requests from Employees
This is a word document that can be downloaded and customized when employers are addressing religious accommodation requests.

The White House
Vaccination Requirements Are Helping Vaccinate More People, Protect Americans from COVID-19, and Strengthen the Economy
The White House issued a report analyzing the impact of COVID vaccine mandates on various sectors of the economy.

PATIENT RESOURCES

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Handout for staff and patients that answers frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Choosing Safer Acts infographic
This infographic shows what activities are safe for vaccinated and unvaccinated people. CHCs are encouraged to share this infographic to help explain to patients which activities they can safely return to doing once they are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Specific Groups
Links to information for various groups including essential workers, long-term care facility residents, older adults, people with disabilities, people who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and people with underlying medical conditions.

Fotonovela
Fotonovela about the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine in Spanish.

Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
This webpage includes key facts about the vaccines as well as links to frequently asked questions and myth busting information.

Vacunas
CDC vaccine information and resources in Spanish.

What to Expect at Your Appointment to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19 
This webpage now offers eight translations of “Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines” and information for the public before, during, and after vaccination with an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. Scroll to the bottom to find the fact sheets.

What You Need to Know if You Received the Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) COVID-19 Vaccine
This information for patients reviews the J&J vaccine pause and symptoms of concern.

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated
This website intended for the general public outlines what practices are safe and remaining precautions everyone should take after being fully vaccinated.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Questions and Answers About COVID-19 Vaccines
Questions and answers about COVID-19 vaccine for patients.

CNN Business
Got Vaccinated? Here’s All the Free Stuff You Can Get
This article lists the numerous businesses with freebies for folks who have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Vaccine Facts Wallet Card
This wallet card can be given out to patients regarding vaccine facts. It also includes a reminder to get your second dose.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Uninsured Patient COVID Services Poster, also available in Spanish
What Providers Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Fees and Reimbursements, also available in Spanish
These fact sheets are intended to inform uninsured individuals that COVID-19 vaccines are 100% free to all individuals in the U.S. Only insurance companies or the federal government can be billed for vaccine administration fees, not patients.

Mountain Family Health Centers
Coronavirus Vaccine FAQs
Matt Percy, a Family Doctor and part of the Chief Medical Team at Mountain Family Health Centers in Colorado, answers some common questions about the coronavirus vaccine.

National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN)
Essential COVID-19 Resources
The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) created the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) as part of the National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities (NIMIC) Initiative. The National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) collaborates with community-based organizations across the nation to deliver education, information and resources to help fight the pandemic.

National Institutes for Health (NIH)
Communication Resources, also available in Spanish
Find resources—from videos and social media posts to handouts and fact sheets—to help you talk with your communities about vaccines and clinical trials.

Tennessee Department of Health
Getting the Second Dose, also available in Spanish
Patient handouts about getting the second dose of the vaccine (both Pfizer and Moderna).

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Fact Sheets for COVID-19 Vaccines:
Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients
Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EAU Fact Sheet for Recipients
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine EAU Fact Sheet for Recipients
Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

Multilingual COVID-19 Resources
FDA resources for patients translated in several languages.

Vaccine Finder
Vaccine Finder
This online tool helps you find clinics, pharmacies, and other locations that offer COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

PEDIATRIC VACCINE RESOURCES

Association of Immunization Managers (AIM)
Checklist: School-Located Vaccination School Nurse Planning
In collaboration with National Association of School Nurses (NASN), this checklist provides detailed information for stakeholders interested in planning and implementing school-located vaccination clinics.

Communication Strategies for Promoting COVID-19 Vaccination in Schools
Partnering with state and local health departments, community leaders, health care providers, and youth leaders can help ensure that outreach efforts use effective, accurate, and culturally-informed messages that can resonate in each community.

COVID-19 Vaccination for Children Under 12: How Schools Can Prepare to be Vaccination Sites
Schools have played an important role in providing influenza and other routine immunizations as well as vaccinating eligible adolescents ages 12-17 against COVID-19.

FAQ for School Leaders: Successful Strategies for Vaccination in School Settings
In collaboration with Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy (Duke-Margolis) and with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, this resource was created for school leaders to demonstrate how schools can serve as critical access points for students and families to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

School-Located Vaccination Clinics Toolkit
School-located vaccination clinics (SLVs) have played an integral role in adolescent vaccination for decades, and now during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tip Sheet: School-Located Vaccination Clinics in the Context of COVID-19
AIM and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) undertook a project to explore the landscape of SLVs held in the U.S. between August 2019 and late summer 2021. The lessons learned from these reports have been developed into a tip sheet for immunization programs interested in planning and implementing SLVs.

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
COVID-19 Vaccination for Children 5 through 11 Years Old
Information for Jurisdictions, Healthcare Providers, Pharmacists, Schools, and Community Partners about the COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 through 11 years old.

Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Approved or Authorized in the United States
CDC now recommends that children between the ages of 5 and 11 years receive the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine.

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics COVID-19 Immunization Policy
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends COVID-19 vaccination for all children and adolescents 5 years of age and older who do not have contraindications.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC Expands Booster Shot Eligibility and Strengthens Recommendations for 12-17 Year Olds
CDC recommends that adolescents age 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.

COVID-19 Vaccination for Children
This page shares up-to-date information and resources on how to help children who are eligible get vaccinated against COVID-19. This webpage is intended for Jurisdictions, Clinicians, Pharmacists, Schools, Early Care and Education (ECE)/Child Care Programs, and Community Partners.

COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens
This website is intended to be shared with parents to help them understand why they should get their child vaccinated.

Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine
For children and teens, the experience of getting a COVID-19 vaccine will be very similar to the experience of getting routine vaccines. This webpage includes resources on how to talk to children and teens about the COVID-19 vaccination.

How Schools Can Support COVID-19 Vaccination
On this page, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides action steps school leaders can take to support COVID-19 vaccine uptake and improve health literacy among staff, students, and families in their community.

Pediatric Healthcare Professionals COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit
This website provides materials to help providers give parents clear and accurate information about COVID-19 vaccines. It includes answers to common questions, an explanation of how mRNA vaccines work, and printable materials.

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccines: CDC’s Recommendations for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series in Children 5–11 Years Old
This COCA Call on November 4, 2021 presented an overview of its recommendations and clinical considerations for administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination primary series in children aged 5–11 years old.

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination Operational Planning Guide
This Operational Planning Guide outlines key aspects of a COVID-19 vaccination program for children younger than 12 years old and was designed to inform jurisdictional planning under the assumption of FDA authorization and CDC recommendations of at least one COVID-19 vaccine product for children of this age.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Biden-Harris Administration Makes 100% Federal Medicaid Matching Funds Available for State Expenditures on Certain COVID-19 Vaccine Counseling Visits for Children and Youth
The Biden-Harris Administration, through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is now requiring states to cover COVID-19 vaccine counseling visits in which healthcare providers talk to families about the importance of kids’ vaccination.

Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy (Duke-Margolis)
Innovative Strategies for Leveraging Schools as COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
Through partnership with the COVID Collaborative, the Council of the Great City Schools, National Rural Education Association, Rural Schools Collaborative, and AASA: The School Superintendents Association developed this issue brief on leveraging schools as COVID-19 vaccination sites.

Farmworker Justice
COVID-19 Children’s Vaccination Song
This video seeks to educate Spanish-speaking children on the importance of COVID-19 immunization. It’s a short song sung by kids, for kids that will hopefully resonate with families.

Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
Action Checklist for COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children Ages 6 Months-4 Years
This document is a resource for health centers to assess their readiness to administer COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 6 months-4 years.

Action Checklist for COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children Ages 5-11 Years
This document is a resource for health centers to assess their readiness to administer COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11 years.

COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized for Ages 5-11
On October 29, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the emergency use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 to include children 5 through 11 years of age. On November 2, 2021, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended the use of the COVID-19 vaccine for children in this same age group.

John Hopkins University of Medicine
Q&A: Youth Vaccines Still Face Hurdles
Emergency use authorization for Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine for U.S. children is unlikely to lead to widespread vaccinations among the nation’s 28 million 5-to-11-year-olds.

Kaiser Family Foundation
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children
Presented with American Academy of Pediatrics, pediatricians answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and children.

Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination Digital Graphics, Videos & Other Outreach Materials
This webpage contains static and animated graphics and video links that provide facts and dispel misinformation about pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Top 5 Things Parents Want to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine for 5-11 Year Olds
Pediatric experts Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH and Jessica Malaty Rivera, MS on the top 5 things parents want to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Advancing Health Center & School Partnerships to Improve COVID-19 Vaccination Administration for Adolescents
This guide contains promising strategies, practices, and sample resources from health centers, school-based health centers (SBHCs), and schools to improve adolescent access to COVID-19 vaccinations.

Public Health Communications Collaborative
Children and Vaccinations
Topline messages on children and COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 Vaccination Strategies for Youth
This document is a resource for health centers to assess their readiness to administer COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11.

Graphics: Children and COVID-19 Vaccination
Download and share these graphics to use in your local COVID-19 communication and vaccination outreach.

Updated Toolkit: Children and COVID-19 Vaccination
On November 2, 2021 the CDC recommended that children age 5-11 get a COVID-19 vaccine, expanding pediatric vaccine eligibility to all children and adolescents age 5 and older. Use these topline messages, sample posts, and shareable graphics to promote vaccination in your community.

School-Based Health Alliance
School-Based Vaccines and Immunizations
Includes website links and resources from federal guidance, as well as those from school-based health centers and health center sites.

Teens & Vaccines Podcast
The School-Based Health Alliance, Community Health Center Inc., and its Weitzman Institute have teamed up to create a podcast created for youth by youth. A discussion led by teenagers from around the country on their COVID-19 experience thus far and thoughts on vaccination.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
3 Ways School Leaders Can Promote COVID-19 Vaccination
School leaders are seen as a trusted messenger in their communities. This webpage contains resources for school leaders to help students and others in your community learn more about the vaccines and get vaccinated. Spanish Version.

Family Vaccination Site Playbook
To support community-based efforts to get families vaccinated against COVID-19, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) developed a Family Vaccination Site Playbook along with other materials to support efforts to educate communities about primary and booster vaccination.

VACCINE DEVELOPMENT

COVID Prevention Network
Help Find a Vaccine
Information on how to volunteer for a COVID-19 vaccine trial.

Global Health Crisis Coordination Center (GHC3)
Come Together: Community, COVID and the Vaccine
In this episode of GHC3 Talks, Kathy McNamara, Associate Vice President of Clinical Affairs for the National Association of Community Health Centers to discuss how the community health centers have responded to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the burnout faced by dedicated staff who have been on the frontline since March.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
The Search for a COVID-19 Vaccine – ‘There’s No One Winner’
Article written by Stephani Miceli highlighting challenges of vaccine development.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Explaining Operation Warp Speed
This fact sheet explains how Operation Warp Speed’s goal is to accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics (collectively known as countermeasures).

World Health Organization (WHO)
The Push for a Vaccine
Website with numerous articles and resources related to the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

 

INFLUENZA VACCINE 2021

65+ FLU DEFENSE
Help Shield Older Adult Patients from Influenza
Information, tools, and resources to ensure that high-risk older patients are vaccinated against flu.

American Academy of Pediatrics
Preparing for Flu Season
Resources to help maximize influenza vaccination rates while keeping patients, families, and practice teams safe during the pandemic.

Cardinal Health
Clinical Insight for Flu Vaccine Preparedness
Resources for clinical preparedness for influenza season and vaccinations.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2021-22 Flu Season
This digital toolkit includes details on events/activities, sample social media and newsletter content, graphics, web assets, and media prep material. This material is downloadable, shareable, and some of the material is customizable.

Flu Vaccination Through Late Fall and Winter: It’s Not Too Late!
This archived webinar highlights benefits of flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond and how to safely administer the vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Flu Vaccination Toolkits
These toolkits will include customizable content, graphics, and messaging. These toolkits will be updated and heavily promoted on a monthly basis from October – December to leverage timely, seasonal messaging.

Guidance for Planning Vaccination Clinics
Guidance which focuses primarily on clinical considerations for planning a vaccination clinic.

Health Care Professional Fight Flu Toolkit
Provides tools to equip providers to make strong influenza vaccine recommendations, facilitate productive conversations with patients, and improve influenza vaccination rates.

Influenza Vaccination Information for Healthcare Workers
Information on the importance of all healthcare workers getting a flu vaccine, especially during the pandemic.

Interim Guidance for Routine and Influenza Immunization Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The webpage contains collection of federal resources designed to guide vaccine planning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Make a Strong Flu Recommendation
Information on the CDC-recommended SHARE method to make a strong vaccine recommendation to help patients make informed decisions.

Mandatory Vaccination for all Healthcare Personnel
Support statements regarding mandating that healthcare staff get a flu vaccine.

Recommendations for the 2021-2022 Flu Season (ACIP)
ACIP influenza vaccination recommendations.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Resources for Health Professionals
Information for the 2021-22 Influenza Season.

Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS)
Flu shots for Medicare Patients
People who are 65 and older are at high risk of having serious health complications from the flu. This website has information about coverage of the flu vaccine for Medicare patients.

Flu Shot Resource for Healthcare Providers
CMS has developed a webpage with resources about the flu vaccine specifically for healthcare providers.

Flu Vaccine Partner Toolkit
CMS has developed this toolkit to help you stay informed on CMS, CDC, and HHS materials available on the importance of the flu vaccine.

Increasing Flu Shot Outreach & Uptake
Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) flu vaccine resource page.

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)
Influenza Vaccines Handouts
Handouts and other resources for administering the influenza vaccine.

Sample Vaccination Declination Form for Personnel
Sample declination form that can be used by any organization to encourage healthcare workers to get a flu shot.

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
School-Located Influenza Vaccination Toolkit
This toolkit includes tools, information, and checklists necessary to plan a school-located influenza vaccination clinic including best practices, how to staff, how to fund, and how to supply.

Public Health Foundation
Fight Flu: Resources for Making a Strong Flu Vaccine Recommendation This Season
Links to several resources to assist healthcare personnel make a strong flu vaccine recommendation to their patients. Being vaccinated for the flu can help prevent co-infection between COVID-19 and the flu, as well as reduce stress on our healthcare system.

TED-ED
Why do you need to get a Flu Shot every year?
Video featuring vaccinologist Dr. Melvin Sanicas explaining why one needs to get the flu vaccine every year.

University of Florida (UF) Health
UF Health Study Shows Flu Vaccination Might Confer Protection from COVID-19
The study shows that flu vaccination might shield some people from a severe case of COVID-19 — even though the infection is caused by an entirely different virus.