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.
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.
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).
Education on COVID-19 vaccines
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.
Find information on CPT codes for COVID-19 testing, vaccine products and vaccine administrations.
Explore topics on equitable vaccination allocation, vaccine trials and more.
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.”
Essential Tools & Resources
COVID-19: AMA's recent and ongoing advocacy efforts
Featured updates: COVID-19 resource center
JAMA Network™️ coronavirus resource center
COVID-19 FAQ: Your pressing questions answered
AMA guide to safely reopening your practice
COVID-19 health equity initiatives across the United States