Coronavirus CDC Vaccine Resources

Coronavirus CDC Vaccine Resources

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January 6, 2021

As we move into a phase where COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed, COPIC is referring to and endorsing nationally recognized guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and medical organizationsWe also recommend that you check with your state medical/hospital associations to see if they have vaccine resources and information for medical providers.

The CDC has published the following resources:      
The COVID-19 Vaccination Program Interim Operational Guidance for Jurisdictions Playbook, which covers specific areas of vaccination program planning and implementation, and also provides key guidance documents and links to resources for assistance. Many, but not all, of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program activities described may overlap with routine activities; routine immunization and pandemic influenza program activities can serve as a foundation for COVID-19 vaccination planning. This page also includes links to executive summaries of COVID-19 vaccination planning for each state.

COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) Fact Sheets for Recipients and Caregivers—the fact sheets are similar in purpose and content to vaccine information statements (VISs) for licensed vaccines, but differ in that the EUA Fact Sheet is specific to each authorized COVID-19 vaccine, is developed by the manufacturer of the vaccine, and is authorized by the FDA. There is no VIS for COVID-19 vaccines authorized under an EUA. Instead, the FDA-issued EUA Fact Sheet for Recipients and Caregivers for each COVID-19 vaccine must be used. We recommend that you document that you provided the fact sheet to all recipients of the vaccine.

Talking to Recipients about COVID-19 Vaccines—this includes patient education resources that focus on areas such as making a strong recommendation for vaccination, understanding and explaining mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, and answering questions about the vaccines.

COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkits—includes a communication toolkit for medical centers, clinics, and clinicians; a recipient education toolkit; a long-term care facility toolkit; and a storage and handling toolkit.

Additional resources:
COVID-19 Vaccine Policies & Guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics Resources from the American Hospital Association (AHA)