A Toolkit to Combat Health Misinformation
COVID-19 and vaccines have been the topic of heated debates. HHS recently released a new health misinformation toolkit to support health care professionals, educators, faith leaders and communities in reducing harm from misinformation. It includes printable one-pagers.
COVID-19 Vaccine Myths
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.
You can also find helpful articles and resources, like:
Need resources for the pediatric vaccine? The CDC will soon release parent-facing resources. We're working on additional resources to support your conversations. The COVID-19 Vaccine Finder can help your patients find a place to get vaccinated.
Family physician Dr. Alexa Mieses Malchuk talks about the complex issue of vaccine hesitancy and the health misinformation patients grapple with. It's an easy video to share with patients, and reinforces everything you've said to encourage vaccination. A Spanish version is also available.
These quick AAP videos explain how the COVID-19 vaccines work for children.
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.
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.