06/17/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/17/2021 12:35
As parents' most trusted source of information on vaccines, pediatric healthcare professionals play a critical role in helping parents/guardians understand the importance of COVID-19 vaccination and assuring them that COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective.
Your strong recommendation is critical for vaccine acceptance. Tell parents/guardians how important COVID-19 vaccines are to protecting their children's health.
Remind parents that fully vaccinated people are less likely to spread the virus that causes COVID-19. Getting all family members 12 years and older vaccinated can protect other family members around you, including people at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
Even if you are not administering COVID-19 vaccines, you can help parents/guardians feel confident in choosing to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19 by addressing their questions and assuring them of the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.
Only healthcare professionals enrolled as vaccination providers directly through a health practice or organization can legally store, handle, and administer COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Learn more about becoming a COVID-19 Vaccination Provider: How to Enroll as a COVID-19 Vaccination Provider.