Be a Vaccine Positive Clinic

Family physicians and their teams are best suited to educate patients about the importance of getting vaccinated. You can address fear and trepidation around vaccine hesitancy, identify patients at risk of serious outcomes with COVID-19 infection and reach out to patients when they are eligible to receive a vaccine. You know your patients and their story, they trust you to take care of them. When you know the patients, they listen to you. 

This summary document can be used in conversations with clinic staff around the valuable role you can play in addressing patient vaccine hesitancy.

A toolkit has been developed to support family physicians and practice teams in conversations with patients about the COVID-19 vaccine with relevant and practical information. The information contained in this toolkit is updated frequently and we encourage you to check back regularly for the most up-to-date information.

Dr. Adam Vyse, a family physician from High River, explains the value of primary care in the COVID-19 vaccination program.

This toolkit is divided into three sections

The toolkit includes content and links from our partners, including the Government of Canada, Alberta Health, Alberta Health Services, the Centre for Effective Practice, 19 to Zero, the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, the Alberta College of Family Physicians and more. 

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Questions

If you have any questions about this toolkit, please email backthevax@albertadoctors.org.

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