Why Get Vaccinated?
ANA Position Statement on Covid-19 Vaccination for Nurses and Health Care Professionals
The American Nurses Association’s (ANA) longstanding position for all nurses and health care professionals to be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases now includes the three COVID-19 vaccines being administered under the Food and Drug Administration’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) process, unless there is a medical issue that makes vaccination unadvisable. Read the full position statement here.
Information for You
The See You Now podcast episode VaccinesWork: Building Confidence (running time 1 hour) delves into vaccine development, vaccination hesitation and the critical role nurses have in promoting vaccination to each other and the public.
Hear an Ad Council message below from Dr. Fauci and others speaking to nurses on the importance of getting COVID-19 vaccinations:
Information for your Patients, Colleagues, Friends, and Family
A message of appreciation and hope for nurses everywhere, #ThisIsOurShot:
- The Ad Council and COVID Collaborative has messaging recommendations to educate the American public and build confidence around the COVID-19 vaccines.
- COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit — use or adapt these ready-made materials from the CDC to build confidence about COVID-19 vaccination among healthcare staff, educate patients and answer vaccine questions.
- The COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project, a group of more than 150 leading organizations representing patient, provider, employer and public health organizations launched “Count Me In,” a campaign to provide individuals and organizations with information to build confidence in authorized COVID-19 vaccines, and to motivate and inspire people to collectively fight the pandemic.
Importance of Vaccination in Communities of Color
The COVID Vaccine Facts for Nurses site is designed to provide you with critical information and expert perspectives about the safety, efficacy, and importance of vaccines—to help you make decisions for yourselves and inform and counsel both your patients and the communities you serve.