Vaccines During COVID-19
Updates to this website are ongoing to support you with resources for vaccinating in the context of COVID-19. Please check back frequently for newly added resources!
- NEW website dedicated to COVID-19 Vaccine and Vaccine Provider Information: www.Michigan.gov/COVIDvaccine - NEW!
- MDHHS Press Release: Michigan families urged to embrace "power to protect" in recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month
- MDHHS: Guidance for Immunizing Providers Returning to Practice - 6/22/2020
- MDHHS: Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Script - Promoting Hepatitis B Vaccine for Infants Born to Infected Mothers During COVID-19 & Guidance for When a Family Member/Close Contact has a COVID-19 Diagnosis - 6/4/2020
- MDHHS Memorandum to Immunizing Providers: Vaccinating During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
- CDC MMWR Highlighting Michigan Coverage: Decline in Child Vaccination Coverage During the COVID-19 Pandemic —Michigan Care Improvement Registry, May 2016–May 2020
- MCIR: Reminder/Recall Reference Guide
- CDC: COVID-19 Vaccines NEW!
- CDC: Interim Guidance for Immunization Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Highlights include:
- Considerations for routine vaccination of all recommended vaccinations for children, adolescents, and adults, including pregnant women
- General practices for the safe delivery of vaccination services, including considerations for alternative vaccination sites
- Strategies for catch up vaccinations
- Highlights include:
- CDC: Guidance for Planning Vaccination Clinics Held at Satellite, Temporary, or Off-Site Locations
- The guidance primarily focuses on clinical considerations for planning a vaccination clinic, including vaccine storage, handling, administration, and documentation.
- Applies to clinics that are open to the general public and those that are for targeted populations only (i.e., critical workforce personnel and/or higher-risk priority groups).
- Guidance is broken down by: Planning Activities, Pre-Clinic Activities, During the Clinic Activities, and Post-Clinic Activities.
- AAP: Guidance on Providing Pediatric Well-Care During COVID-19
- ACOG: COVID-19 FAQ's for OB-GYNs, Obstetrics
- IAC: Repository of Resources for Maintaining Immunization during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- IAC: Ask the Experts page on COVID-19 and Routine Vaccination
- CHOP: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 Vaccines NEW!
- U.S. DHHS: Catch-Up to Get Ahead Toolkit NEW!
Outreach to patients and families is extremely important during this time, emphasizing the importance of catching up on missed doses, reminders of maintaining routine vaccinations, and communicating measures taken at provider offices to keep patients and families safe during well-child and vaccine visits. Materials below may be used to support your practice in communicating with families, with an emphasis on social media communication and printed posters.
Vaccines.gov: Catch-up Toolkit - www.vaccines.gov/catch-up
- This website provides messages and graphics to help spread awareness about catching up on childhood immunizations during the COVID-19 pandemic
- This campaign aims to reach parents with timely reminders that going to the pediatrician, even during COVID-19, is important and safe.
- Sample texts, videos and photos sized for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest
- Key messages, social media posts, and a web feature, “Well-Child Visits are Essential”
- Please consider using these materials in educational outreach to parents via your social media channels, newsletters, or website.
Vaccinate Your Family: Call, Don't Cancel: Talking to People about Vaccinations During the COVID-19 Pandemic
MDHHS: #MIHeroForHealth Campaign
The focus of this campaign is to promote the importance of vaccination and especially getting caught up on doses that may have been missed due to COVID-19. Join us in sharing this message by using the social media hashtag #MIHeroForHealth, which emphasizes the fact that vaccination allows us to be a hero not only for our health but for the health of our Michigan communities. We all play a role in being a hero for health – from the healthcare provider taking measures to keep you safe for vaccine visits, to the family getting vaccinated to protect against vaccine-preventable disease and outbreaks. Be a hero – vaccinate.
- Below are messages, posters, and images for use. Please utilize these messages across your social media platforms, using our hashtag "#MIHeroForHealth" and post flyers in public spaces. For sample social media messages, see CDC's website below!
- Some posters will be available to order for FREE at www.healthymichigan.com
- Additional materials are pending - please check back frequently
Missed a Visit? Don't Lose Your Superpowers
Available to order for FREE at: www.healthymichigan.com
Be a Hero for Health - Get Vaccinated
Certificate for Children - Certified Vaccinated Superhero Kid
- Fillable PDF File - Download here
Have no Fear! Your healthcare hero is here
Missed a Visit? Power up by getting caught up!
Back to School Vaccines – Now is the time to get caught up
Back to School Vaccines – No matter where learning takes place
Back to School Shots - Be a Hero for Health