The impact of COVID-19 on our lives, our activities and our freedom has affected us all. The responsibility is ours, as a community of healthcare providers, to help stop this virus. Building defenses against COVID-19 in your facility and in your community is a team effort. We are each a key part of that defense. It is time to roll up our sleeves and get vaccinated!
“COVID-19 vaccination is one of the strongest tools we can use to fight this pandemic together. The COVID-19 vaccines are showing current evidence of being some of the safest and most effective vaccines ever produced and are the key to our world getting back to as close to “normal” as we can. The most prevalent reason I have heard voiced by those in healthcare who are refusing the vaccine is, “I still have to wear a mask, so what’s the point?” The point is, the virus is still being transmitted in our communities and is a huge threat to our vulnerable populations and this is the best way to keep people from dying,” stated Michelle Lauckner, RN, BA, RAC-CT, IP-BC; Great Plains QIN Quality Improvement Advisor.
There are many ways you can build confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines in your facility, your community and at home:
- Get vaccinated and enroll in the v-safe text messaging program to help CDC monitor vaccine safety
- Tell others why you are getting vaccinated and encourage them to get vaccinated. Learn more about the benefits of getting vaccinated
- Have conversations about COVID-19 vaccine with coworkers, patients, family, and friends. Access resources to assist
For answers to questions about vaccination, visit the CDC Vaccination FAQ for Healthcare Professionals
National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine
February 22 – 24, 2021
Hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Forum will bring together all levels of practitioners engaged in vaccinating communities across the nation. The Forum will focus on effective strategies to achieve the following objectives:
- Build trust and confidence in COVID-19 vaccines
- Use data to drive vaccine implementation
- Provide practical information for optimizing and maximizing equitable vaccine access
Registration is open until February 16, 2021