National Trends in the US Public’s Likelihood of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine-April 1 to December 8, 2020. For months, the world has awaited the development of a vaccine to begin the rebound from health and economic adversity stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the vaccine has arrived, what is the outlook for vaccine uptake in the U.S.? New research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looks at how attitudes have changed over the course of the pandemic and the current public acceptance toward the vaccine. To access the article, click here. (January 4, 2021)

COVID-19 Vaccination Considerations for Persons with Underlying Medical Conditions. Developed to help patients make informed decisions about taking the COVID-19 vaccine, this reference page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides topics to review for groups of people who are at greater risk of developing severe illness from contracting SARS-CoV-2.  (December 30, 2020)

COVID-19 Vaccination: Clinical Resources for Each COVID-19 Vaccine. This page for clinicians contains guidance on vaccine administration, storage and handling, reporting and patient education. Website visitors can also find instructions on how to use the V-safe App created to facilitate ongoing communication between patient and provider post vaccination. To visit the page, click here. (December 14, 2020)

Post Vaccine Considerations for Healthcare Personnel. Staffing during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging and delicate process. This resource from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was developed to help minimize staffing disruptions when an employee experiences post-vaccine symptoms. Read more about post vaccine consideratios here. (December 14, 2020)

Healthcare Professionals: Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccination. This user friendly toolkit for clinicians offers evidence-based approaches to communicating with patients about vaccination. Learn about making a strong recommendation for the COVID-19 vaccination, answering vaccine recipients’ questions, understanding and explaining mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and more. View here. (December 14, 2020)

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination. A range of consumer and clinician questions are answered in this straight-forward and informative FAQ about COVID-19 vaccination from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Click here to find answers to key questions and links to supplementary sources for those eager to learn more. (December 14, 2020)

New ADA Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Vaccines in the Dental Workplace: FAQs for Practice Owners. As COVID-19 vaccines become available, you may be looking for answers about how to approach staff vaccination requirements and accommodations. The ADA has created a brief but information-filled fact sheet to help guide practice owners on the legal and practical considerations that come up when developing staff vaccination processes. Topics include how to manage religious exemptions, disability circumstances and more. Click here to read the ADA’s new COVID-19 Vaccines in the Dental Workplace: FAQs for Practice Owners.

National Trends in the US Public’s Likelihood of Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine—April 1 to December 8, 2020 (January 4, 2021)

COVID-19 Vaccination Considerations for Persons with Underlying Medical Conditions, CDC (December 30, 2020)

Information for Healthcare Professionals about Coronavirus (COVID-19) (December 14, 2020)

Post Vaccine Considerations for Healthcare Personnel (December 14, 2020)

Healthcare Professionals: Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccination (December 14, 2020)

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination (December 14, 2020)