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COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit

Resources for Healthcare Providers


INTRODUCTION

Vaccinating children against COVID-19 is an important step in preventing serious disease in your patients. Your recommendation to vaccinate is critical to a parent’s decision making. We developed this toolkit to help support you with enrolling in the State’s COVID-19 vaccine program, myCAvax, and talking with your patients about the COVID-19 vaccine.

It is now easier to become a vaccine provider and DPH can offer one on one assistance with the enrollment process. Please click here to learn more.

If you are not yet a COVID-19 vaccine provider or if you are in the process of enrolling, we have included helpful resources for patients including COVID-19 vaccine fact sheets and activity sheets for children, along with provider resources for you and your staff to help you feel prepared to discuss the vaccine with patients and to eventually administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

While you’re coming onboard, please consider where you’ll refer your patients to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine. Your recommendation to parents and caregivers is critical, and you are a key vaccination resource for vulnerable children.

For Patients & Parents

Let's Keep It Up, California!
Poster/flyer in English and Spanish (CPDH) promoting masking and vaccination
Social Media Posts, Flyers and other Outreach Materials
Resources to Promote the COVID-19 Vaccine for Children and Teens
CDC webpage
Materials for Children
Infographic: Risks for Youth of Not Getting Vaccinated vs. Getting Vaccinated
Poster/Flyer in English and Spanish (CPDH): 5-11 years | 12+ years
What Parents Need to Know
One page flyer English | Spanish | 11 other languages (DPH)
What Teens Need to Know
One page flyer English | Spanish | 11 other languages (DPH)
Your Child’s COVID-19 Vaccine Booklet
Links to Other Resources

For Providers

Communication Resources for Healthcare Providers and Staff
Includes tips on talking with patients and parents about COVID-19 vaccinations and information about motivational interviewing (CDC webpage)
Vaccine Safety Information
Safety Facts for Providers presents pediatric COVID-19 vaccine safety and efficacy information and data, with endorsements from local medical organizations.
COVID-19 Vaccine Schedules and Product Guides
Clinical Considerations
Use of COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Approved or Authorized in the United States (CDC webpage)
Become a COVID-19 Vaccine Provider
If you have not yet enrolled in the COVID-19 vaccine program, we can provide support to ensure you are prepared to receive, store, administer, and report the administration of COVID-19 vaccines. We can also provide ongoing support as your practice begins its COVID-19 vaccination program. See the Provider Checklist and Guidance for Vaccination Partners.
Waiting Room Videos
Show this animated video on the importance and safety of the COVID-19 vaccines in your office waiting room.

Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute Share Your Why Videos

Parent letter templates for providers to customize and send to parents to encourage vaccination and answer common questions (DPH)
For practices that provide COVID-19 vaccines:
Long version (English) | Short version (English and Spanish)

For practices that refer patients for COVID-19 vaccines:
Long version (English) | Short version (English and Spanish)

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Public Health has made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translation. However, no computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace traditional translation methods. If questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

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