HHS Provides Series of Vaccine Updates, Toolkits
The Department of Health and Human Services has provided a series of updates, FAQs, background and toolkits as resources to support the COVID-19 vaccination rollout and campaign. Among the updates:
Vaccine FAQs: CDC updated their FAQs page about the vaccines. This page answers commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination.
Vaccine Resources: CDC updated their resource page on COVID-19 vaccines. On this page you can find when and where you can receive the vaccine, receive accurate vaccine information, and much more.
Resources on Approved Vaccines: CDC updated their resource page on the different types of vaccines. This web page explains how the body fights infection and how COVID-19 vaccines protect people by producing immunity. It also describes the different types of COVID-19 vaccines that currently are available or are undergoing large-scale (Phase 3) clinical trials in the United States.
Vaccine Facts and Unknowns for Healthcare Providers: NIH officials highlight COVID-19 vaccine facts, unknowns for healthcare providers. Healthcare providers must be able to explain the latest data supporting the safety and efficacy of vaccines for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) so they can strongly encourage vaccination when appropriate while acknowledging that uncertainty and unknowns remain.
Ensuring the Safety of Vaccines: CDC updated their page on ensuring vaccine safety. The U.S. vaccine safety system ensures that all vaccines are as safe as possible. Safety is a top priority while federal partners work to make this and other COVID-19 vaccines available.
Toolkits: CDC updated their toolkits, which include audience-specific information for healthcare teams and community administrators. CDC has toolkits for:
- Vaccine Communication
- Vaccine Recipient Education
- Long-Term Care Facility Vaccination
- Essential Worker Vaccination
- Community-Based Organization Vaccination
- K-12 Schools COVID-19 Mitigation