Common physician questions about COVID-19 vaccines

*This advice is current as of April 15, 2021. Content is subject to change as new information becomes available. Please check back regularly.

This page responds to common questions community physicians have about the COVID-19 vaccine. For common patient questions, please visit the Informing Patients guide.

When will community physicians be vaccinated?

How do I address colleague vaccine hesitancy?

Will PPE, physical distancing, masking, continuous eye protection and IPC requirements apply to healthcare workers who have been immunized?

What role should community physicians and their clinics expect to play in COVID-19 vaccination efforts?

Where can I find out about the evidence behind the vaccines, or advising special populations?


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