COVID-19 UPDATES:APRIL 13, 2021 – “US calls for pause in Johnson & Johnson vaccinations over blood clot concerns” – ABC News   |    APRIL 12, 2021 – “50% of US adults expected to have at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine by end of this week.” – CNN   |   APRIL 6, 2021 – “President Joe Biden recently announced that everyone 18 years or older will be eligible to get vaccinated by April 19” – UPI

It’s Up to You

Former Presidents and First Ladies ‘It’s Up To You’ :60 | Ad Council and COVID Collaborative

Answers to COVID-19 Vaccination Questions for HCPs featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci

The Ad Council released a powerful video featuring Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and President Biden’s chief medical advisor, former AHA Board Chair Melinda L. Estes, M.D., and other healthcare leaders.

Dr. Anthony Fauci urges Americans to take any vaccine available to them when eligible

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday that this weekend’s emergency use authorization for the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine gives the country three “highly efficacious vaccines” that provide significant protection from COVID-19, and he urged Americans to take whichever one is available to them when they become eligible.” – Ben Kamisar, NBC News

COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance

The CDC provides critical guidance to ease your concerns regarding COVID-19 vaccination. Their website features a document that gives an overview of specific areas of COVID-19 vaccination program planning and implementation and provides key guidance documents and links to resources to assist those efforts.

To learn more click here: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/covid19-vaccination-guidance.html

COVID-19 Vaccine Training

General Overview of Immunization Best Practices for Healthcare Providers

To receive continuing education (CE), please visit TCEO at www.cdc.gov/getCE and follow the 9 Simple Steps.

The Ad Council’s COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative

Community Education Toolkit

Building confidence in our communities regarding COVID-19 vaccines is important. Please go to https://adcouncilvaccinetoolkit.org/ to access the Ad Council’s messaging tips, tools, and insights about these vaccines.

There are toolkits for Black and Hispanic communities, public health organizations, faith communities, corporations/employers and more.

Protect Yourself

Wearing a mask is an important way to keep yourself and the ones you love safe. The CDC shares important information about how to improve how your mask protects you. Click here for more information about the proper usage of masks.

Dr. Anthony Fauci says that guidelines are expected to be much more liberal by the Fourth of July if US cases drop. Please click here to learn more.

Plan Your COVID-19 Vaccine

NBC recently shared a step-by-step process that walks you through your customized vaccination information, this includes your eligibility and where to get vaccinated. The questionnaire asks for your State, Essential Occupation, and Age Group, before moving on to a series of resourceful statistics and other information that includes your state’s plan, a state-specific link to notify you of when you can get vaccinated, news coverage, requirements, where to get vaccinated, and the cost of the vaccine.

Please click here to fill out the questionnaire and plan your vaccine.

To read the article posted on NBC News, please click here.

Get Vaccinated at CVS Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy is now offering the COVID-19 vaccine in select stores, by appointment only. To learn more about your local eligibility and other information about what to expect, please click here.

Next Steps

Visit NMF’s website regularly for more updates regarding COVID-19 Vaccination. Please reach out to Adora Evans if you’re interested in joining us in our efforts.