Vaccines are a major step forward in overcoming COVID-19, but questions and concerns remain about the vaccines.
Toolkits and Resources
Approximately 79 percent of people in Washington reported in February 2021 that they intended to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In order to reach people who are unsure about getting the vaccine, we need consistency and transparency in our messaging from every level. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and it may take several methods and attempts to change someone’s mind.
Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy (PDF) from Vaccinate WA offers a guide on how to talk about COVID-19 vaccines with patients, community members, family, or friends.
UW Medicine Community Conversations: Straight Talk about COVID-19 Vaccines is a playlist of information sessions in multiple languages led by UW Medicine clinicians.
Addressing Patient Concerns About COVID-19 Vaccines is an expert panel discussion hosted by the Washington State Department of Health. Continuing education (CE) credit is available for nurses, medical assistants, and pharmacists who watch the recording and fill out an evaluation.
The Washington State Department of Health published discussion guides on building confidence in the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.
Washington State Department of Health Vaccine Toolkit for Providers is a collection of communication toolkits, patient education resources, and resources for providers.
Vaccine FAQ addresses the questions most frequently asked by patients.