Indiana Department of Health
The administration of COVID-19 vaccine in Indiana is transitioning from mass vaccinations to point-of-care delivery by individual health care providers as we strive to vaccinate more Hoosiers. As part of this effort, the Indiana Department of Health is mailing a vaccine toolkit to physicians across the state to help them promote and administer COVID-19 vaccine to their patients.
Studies show that patients are more likely to get vaccinated when encouraged by their trusted physician. IDOH has created this toolkit to give you quick access to the facts about and benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine. Packages will be mailed beginning the week of July 18.
If you aren’t already enrolled as a COVID-19 vaccine provider, please sign up here
. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends simultaneous administration of the COVID-19 vaccine and other immunizations. We encourage you to take advantage of the opportunity to recommend and administer the COVID-19 vaccine when treating your patients with other routine vaccinations or exams.
The toolkit includes:
- COVID Vaccine Posters: Please display in your waiting room and exam rooms.
- Benefits of Vaccination (English/Spanish): Share with your patients to explain how the vaccine can help them.
- Vaccine Hesitancy Information: Includes sample communication, tips and other resources.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance Tool for Patient Inquiries: Ideas for how to encourage your patients to get vaccinated, and an FAQ.
- Fact Sheet for 12- to 15-year-olds (English/Spanish): Share with kids and parents to encourage vaccination.
- Fact Sheet for Older Teens: Use for older teens to learn the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine.
- “I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine” stickers (English/Spanish).
These materials, as well as post-vaccination resources for patients, are available online at Ourshot.in.gov under Vaccine Provider Resources.
The state Department of Health is grateful for your support in this new and exciting opportunity in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic response.