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Strategies to Boost Vaccination Rates

As the COVID-19 vaccine is becoming a reality, it is important to continue to address barriers that may cause staff or residents to be hesitant about getting the vaccine.  The CDC outlines steps that may increase confidence in the vaccine and boost vaccination rates in your organization. 

  1.  Senior Leaders as Vaccine Champions: share personal reasons for getting vaccinated (“I am Getting the Vaccine Because” Template) and the importance of vaccination, such as:
    • Testimonials at meetings
    • Short videos
    • Email blasts
    • Social media
  2. Host discussions where personnel at different levels and departments can provide input and ask questions.
  3. Share key messages with staff through emails, breakroom posters, and other channels
  4. Provide education about the vaccines, how they are developed and monitored for safety, and how to talk to others about the vaccines.
    • Staff FAQ on COVID-19 Vaccination
    • Remind staff of the important role they play in their communities by sharing accurate vaccine information and building the confidence in the vaccines.
  5. Make the decision to get vaccinated visible and celebrate it!

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