• COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Education 

    Resources to help answer your patients' questions.  

    Customize and use any of the Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccinations: Sample Patient Education Messages in your patient portal, newsletters or emails.

    Use the Debunking Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths article on familydoctor.org to correct misconceptions your patients might have, like: 

    • The COVID-19 vaccines were developed too fast to be safe.
    • There weren't enough participants in clinical trials to declare the vaccines safe.
    • I won't need to wear a mask after I am vaccinated.


    A "We Can Do This" Campaign PSA

    Family medicine physician Dr. Alexa Mieses Malchuk talks about the complex issue of vaccine hesitancy and the health-related misinformation patients have to grapple with. 

    It's an easy video to share with your patients, and reinforces everything you've said to encourage vaccination. 

    A Spanish version is also available. 


    Familydoctor.org Articles

    These resources were made for patients. See what articles the AAFP's patient resource site offers to those with questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, and interested in learning more about the benefits of vaccination.

    COVID-19 Vaccine Video Series

    Dr. Sarah Coles, Chair, AAFP Commission on Health of the Public and Science, offers tips on how to talk with patients about the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines. 

    What is a mRNA vaccine?

    Do I need two shots?

    What if I've already had COVID-19?

    What should I know about the COVID-19 vaccines?

    Should we still wear a mask?

    Is the vaccine safe?