• COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Education 

    Resources to help answer your patients' questions.  

    COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

    Misconceptions are coming up in conversations around the vaccine, so the AAFP created COVID-19 Vaccine Myths. A few topics addressed include: 

    • You can delay routine vaccinations until the pandemic is over.
    • 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 will not need to wear a mask after I am vaccinated.

    COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs

    The AAFP's FAQs for Family Physicians is a go-to guide that can support your conversations with your patients about the COVID-19 vaccine. Questions answered include:

    • Who can’t get the vaccine?
    • If more than one vaccine is available, would taking two different vaccines be less effective?
    • What are the side effects of the vaccine?
    • What are the side effects of the vaccine?

    Download and share with your staff, or print these as handouts for your patients. 

    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 COVID-19 vaccines. 

    What is a mRNA vaccine?



    Should we still wear a mask?

    Do I need two shots?

    What should I know about the COVID-19 vaccines?

    Can I get a flu and COVID-19 vaccine at the same time? 

    What if I've already had COVID-19?

    Is the vaccine safe?