Public Health

COVID-19 vaccines

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The AMA recognizes the critical importance of scientific integrity, transparency, and public trust as we fight to contain the global spread of COVID-19 and plan for the approval, authorization, distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines.

The HHS COVID-19 "We Can Do This" public education campaign is a national initiative to increase confidence in COVID-19 vaccines and reinforce basic prevention measures. Access the campaign handouts and posters:

  1. FAQ handout (PDF)
  2. Know Your Risk poster (PDF)
  3. Timing poster (PDF)
  4. Get Care handout (PDF)
  5. Treatment for Patients handout (PDF)
  6. Prevent Getting Sick poster (PDF)
  7. When to Get Medical Care poster (PDF)

Featured updates: COVID-19

Access the AMA's library of the most up-to-date resources on COVID-19, including articles, videos, research highlights and more.

To promote factual information on COVID-19, the AMA provides a number of resources for physicians on background and actions, evidence-based messaging guidance and best practices for consideration in external communications on COVID-19 vaccine topics. 

The AMA published resources on what patients need to know regarding frequently asked questions on COVID-19 vaccines.

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Vaccine script for patient inquiries

AMA has developed a template to assist physicians and practice staff in responding to the expected high volume of patient inquiries about COVID-19 vaccinations. It should be modified to reflect the circumstances in your practice, community, county and state. The script can be updated as vaccine distribution and administration procedures and protocols change.

View the script (PDF).


COVID-19 spreads rapidly. To fight and contain the pandemic, physicians need to just as rapidly learn about immunization, the fast development, authorization, distribution plans, safety and administration of the COVID-19 vaccines. Stay informed with evidence-based education and contribute to build public trust.

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccine CME courses.


Find information on CPT codes for COVID-19 testing, vaccine products and vaccine administrations.

Explore topics on equitable vaccination allocation, vaccine trials and more.

AMA resources

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Health care CME on infectious disease

Infectious Diseases Society of America Education on AMA Ed Hub™ provides lifelong learning for health care professionals interested in infectious diseases updates developed by experts.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

In response to a request from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Academies have formed a committee that will produce a consensus study to assist policymakers in the U.S. and global health communities in planning for equitable allocation of vaccines against COVID-19.

Learn more about "A Framework for Equitable Allocation of Vaccine for the Novel Coronavirus."

"It's Up to You" COVID-19 vaccine education initiative

To further advance COVID-19 vaccine education and boost confidence in the safety and effectiveness of vaccines authorized by the FDA, the AMA has worked with the Ad Council and the COVID Collaborative, a coalition of the nation’s experts in health, education and the economy, to launch “It’s Up to You.”

Learn more and access additional resources.