NEW RESOURCE: CDC and FDA Recommendation to Pause Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine (Talking Points)

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Talking About the COVID-19 Vaccine with Patients

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19.

Keywords: Education of - Staff (e.g., Competency-Based), Patient Education, Immunization.

Year Developed: 2021

Resource Type: Field-Generated Publication. *

Primary Audience: Clinicians
Secondary Audience: PCAs

Language: n.a.

Developed by: Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: The first step to getting patients to consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine is to talk with them and listen to their concerns. Below is a short script to do that. It is intended to be a guide, so after you get comfortable, feel free to create your own approach based on it. After the conversation, you can offer to help patients make an appointment or get more information, but let them make up their own minds. Did you have a respectful conversation? Mission accomplished!

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