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Information to Assist with Patient Vaccine Hesitancy

Updated: Nov 1

Below is a list of different sources to cope with vaccine hesitancy in patients. It includes:

  • General vaccine information for healthcare providers

  • Disease-specific vaccine information

  • Vaccine communication strategies

  • Strategies for facilitating vaccination within the office

  • Parent Education Material

Also, general information for parents on the COVID-19 Vaccine:



General vaccine information for healthcare providers


Pediatric and adolescent immunization schedule: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html


Vaccine-specific ACIP recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/


Contraindications and precautions to commonly used vaccines:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/general-recs/contraindications.html


Timing and spacing of immunobiologics:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/general-recs/timing.html

Preventing and managing adverse reactions:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/general-recs/adverse-reactions.html


Vaccine storage and handling:

CDC guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/general-recs/storage.html

CDC Toolkit: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/admin/storage/toolkit/storage-handling-toolkit.pdf


Vaccinations and immunocompromised hosts: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/general-recs/immunocompetence.html


Special situations: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/acip-recs/general-recs/special-situations.html

How to report adverse events to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System):

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/ensuringsafety/monitoring/vaers/reportingaes.html


Vaccine information statements (VIS)

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/current-vis.html


Ordering, financing, and maintaining vaccine supply:

https://www.aap.org/en/patient-care/immunizations/implementing-immunization-administration-in-your-practice/


Understanding how vaccines work:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/conversations/understanding-vacc-work.html


Ensuring vaccine safety in the US:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/conversations/ensuring-safe-vaccines.html

Vaccines For Children program: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/admin/vfc.html

Frequently asked questions about legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements:

https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/schools/school_vaccines/docs/2019-08_vaccination_requirements_faq.pdf

Disease-specific vaccine information


Annual AAP influenza policy:

https://www.aap.org/en/patient-care/influenza/


Influenza implementation Guidance/Practice management support:

https://www.aap.org/en/patient-care/influenza/managing-influenza-vaccination-in-your-practice/


Understanding MMR vaccine safety:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/conversations/downloads/vacsafe-mmr-color-office.pdf

Vaccine communication strategies


Immunization Social media Toolkit

https://www.aap.org/en/news-room/campaigns-and-toolkits/immunizations/


Talking with parents about vaccines for infants:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/conversations/talking-with-parents.html


Communicating with vaccine hesitant parents:

https://www.aap.org/en/patient-care/immunizations/communicating-with-families-and-promoting-vaccine-confidence/


Quick responses to questions about the infant vaccines and HPV vaccine:

https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/hcp/for-hcp-tipsheet-hpv.pdf


Preparing for questions parents may ask about vaccines:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/conversations/preparing-for-parent-vaccine-questions.html


Videos:

Strategies to assist vaccine conversations:

https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/882865?src=par_cdc_stm_mscpedt&faf=1


#HowIRecommend Vaccination Video Series:


Childhood vaccines: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/howirecommend/childhood-vacc-videos.html


Adolescent vaccines: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/howirecommend/adolescent-vacc-videos.html


Flu vaccines: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/howirecommend/flu-vacc-videos.html

Making an effective vaccine recommendation:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQYCC6DnrG4FuRT8SpdUnMbZ


Addressing vaccine safety concerns:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQb7-lfo4_e0OgYb2FoPWAoi


Discussing vaccine side effects:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQZObZW_7iAZtL_k--4weGVi


Addressing vaccine hesitancy or refusal:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQb6sJaMA4_UUtqyTZ3X1nuy



Strategies for facilitating vaccination within the office


Foster support for vaccination within the practice:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/conversations/your-practice.html


Reminder-recall systems to increase vaccination:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/admin/reminder-sys.html

https://www.aap.org/en/patient-care/immunizations/implementing-immunization-administration-in-your-practice/reminder-and-recall-strategies/


Office strategies for improving immunization rates:

https://www.aap.org/en/patient-care/immunizations/implementing-immunization-administration-in-your-practice/office-strategies-for-improving-immunization-rates/


Video:

Involving entire practice to facilitate vaccination:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvrp9iOILTQbT8s00bYkhloYwW3wQiQvN


Poster

Involve the whole office:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/conversations/downloads/foster-support-vaccination-11x17-508.pdf

Vaccine campaign for the office, multiple languages

https://www.immunyze.org/providers/access-materials/campaign-materials/


Tools

Screening checklist for contraindications to vaccines for children and teens

https://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4060.pdf


Training for the office staff

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/index.html


Parent Education Material


Easy to read immunization schedules for children and teens:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/parents-adults/index.html


Risks of not vaccinating your child:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/conversations/downloads/not-vacc-risks-color-office.pdf


Disease specific information and the vaccines that prevent them:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fvaccines%2Fhcp%2Fconversations%2Fprevent-diseases%2Fprovider-resources-factsheets-infants.html


Common parent vaccine safety questions and concerns:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/why-vaccinate/vaccine-decision.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fvaccines%2Fparents%2Fvaccine-decision%2Fside-effects.html


Vaccine development resource for parents:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/infographics/journey-of-child-vaccine-h.pdf


Vaccine ingredients:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/additives.htm



Vaccine safety FAQs for parents and caregivers:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/caregivers/faqs.html


Parents’ guide to childhood immunizatons:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/tools/parents-guide/downloads/parents-guide-508.pdf


Vaccination information in Spanish:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/spanish/materials.html


Vaccine resources to share with parents:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/conversations/resources-parents.html

Videos:

Vaccine development for parents:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcvgp6gNh6o


NYS School Vaccination Requirements for Parents

https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/schools/school_vaccines/


COVID-19 Vaccine


General Information


General COVID-19 vaccine information for the practice:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/index.html


CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Program Provider Requirements and Support:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/vaccination-provider-support.html


How to enroll as a COVID-19 vaccination provider?

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/provider-enrollment.html


COVID-19 Vaccine Inventory Management Best Practices:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/vaccine-inventory-management.html


How to build confidence in COVID-19 vaccines among healthcare personnel in your practice?

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/downloads/Build-Healthcare-Personnel-Confidence.pdf


COVID-19 Vaccine communication and confidence checklist:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/downloads/Appendix-A-Communication-Confidence-Checklist-508.pdf


COVID-19 vaccine FAQs for healthcare professionals:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/hcp/faq.html


Communicating with parents about COVID-19 vaccine


How to talk to patients about the COVID-19 vaccine:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/hcp/engaging-patients.html


Answering patients’ questions about the COVID-19 vaccine:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/hcp/answering-questions.html


Parent education regarding COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/adolescents.html


Communication resources for COVID-19 vaccines:

Promote vaccine confidence among healthcare providers:

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/health-systems-communication-toolkit.html


Toolkit

Pediatric healthcare provider COVID-19 vaccination toolkit

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/toolkits/pediatrician.html


Training

COVID-19 Vaccine Training Modules:

https://www2.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/covid19/

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