Published on in Vaccine Update for Healthcare Providers
New resources related to COVID-19 continue to be released, including some that you might find helpful for your patients, their families or your staff:
Vaccinate Your Family
Vaccinate Your Family recently released materials to promote routine immunizations during the pandemic:
- Talking to People about the Importance of Vaccines during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Communication Strategies for Raising Vaccination Rates during a Pandemic
- Vaccine Policy during the COVID-19 Pandemic: What State Legislators Can Do Now to Prepare for Tomorrow
The Choose Wisely team shared some useful partner resources, including:
- Assessment of Evidence for COVID-19-Related Treatments, offered by the American Society for Health-System Pharmacists
- Guidelines on the Diagnosis of COVID-19, offered by the Infectious Diseases Society of America
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) resources, offered by the Society of Hospital Medicine
Voices for Vaccines
Voices for Vaccines recently interviewed Dr. Stanley Plotkin, inventor of the rubella vaccine, among others, to get an update on COVID-19 vaccine development.
- Listen to the Vax Talk episode “COVID-19 vaccines with Dr. Stanley Plotkin.”
- Check out other Vax Talk episodes.
Unity website relaunched
The Unity Consortium focuses on adolescent vaccinations. Recently, they relaunched their website, unity4teenvax.org.
The refreshed site has sections for healthcare providers, parents and teens/young adults. It also has information about their initiatives and hot topics.
World Immunization Week IVAC webinars
The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) held a series of webinars during World Immunization Week at the end of April 2020. The recorded events are now available:
- Measuring the economic impact of vaccines
- VoICE: Using high impact evidence for immunization advocacy
- Are we ready to deliver vaccines to older adults?
- Protecting vaccine programs in the era of COVID-19
Materials in this section are updated as new information and vaccines become available. The Vaccine Education Center staff regularly reviews materials for accuracy.
You should not consider the information in this site to be specific, professional medical advice for your personal health or for your family's personal health. You should not use it to replace any relationship with a physician or other qualified healthcare professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about vaccinations, medications and other treatments, you should always consult your physician or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel.