• COVID-19 Vaccine Patient Education 

    Resources to help answer your patients' questions.  

    The AAFP's COVID-19 FAQs for Family Physicians supports conversations with your patients about the vaccines, like:

    • Who can’t get the vaccines?
    • Is taking different vaccines less effective?
    • What are the side effects?

    The AAFP created COVID-19 Vaccine Myths to dispel misconceptions your patients might have. 

    • 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.

    "Let your patients know that all three vaccines are great options! Encourage them to take whatever they can get - the goal is just to be vaccinated." - Santina Wheat, MD, and Mary E. Krebs, MD


    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?