CDC's COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Your Essential Workers
by Women In Trucking Staff, on Mar 4, 2021 12:19:34 PM
Essential workers perform duties across critical infrastructure sectors and maintain the services and functions that U.S. residents depend on daily. These include healthcare workers, police officers, professional drivers and more. As essential workers across the nation are starting to receive vaccines to help protect them against COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided a toolkit to help employers educate their essential workers about this important new prevention tool, raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination, and address common questions and concerns.
How to Get Started
1. Coordinate with your Local Health Department
If you are not already working with your local health department, consider reaching out for assistance. The health department’s immunization program can help coordinate vaccination clinics, provide speakers for presentations, and offer other types of expertise.
2. Communicate with your employees
- Introductory letter: Send this letter to encourage your branches, offices, or units to review and use the toolkit materials.
- Letter to your employees: Customize this letter about COVID-19 vaccination to send to your staff.
- Newsletter content: This short newsletter-style blurb can be widely distributed to share information on COVID-19 vaccines.
- COVID-19 Vaccine Basics (Slide Deck) [4 MB, 16 pages] (also available in Spanish [4 MB, 16 pages]): These basic slides about COVID-19 vaccines are for informational meetings within your organizations. You can use all or part of the set or also include your own organization’s information.
- Key messages: Use these key messages about COVID-19 vaccine to educate your employees.
- Myths & Facts: Accurate COVID-19 vaccine information is critical. Share this credible and accurate information.
- V-safe: Encourage your employees who are vaccinated to enroll in v-safe and get answers to the frequently asked questions about V-safe.
3. Organize a COVID-19 vaccine presentation or host a speaker
Organize a COVID-19 vaccine presentation ppt icon[3.7 MB, 16 pages] (also available in Spanish ppt icon[4 MB]) for your employees and promote it via digital and employee communication channels. If you are able, organize a virtual presentation. If not, organize an in-person presentation following COVID-19 safety precautions. Ask if your local health department can provide a speaker if you do not have a health educator on staff. Distribute copies of the FAQs.
4. Continue to educate your workforce
Through articles, blog posts and social media posts, continue to educate your employees with the latest information.
Sample Social Media Message:
- Getting vaccinated is the best protection against getting sick with COVID-19. Visit https://bit.ly/3bP6zSNexternal icon to locate a #COVID19 vaccine site near you.
- You are more than an essential worker; you are essential to your family. Visit https://bit.ly/3bP6zSNexternal icon to find out how to get vaccinated against #COVID19 today.
- You have taken care of all of us. Now it’s time to take care of you. Visit https://bit.ly/3bP6zSNexternal icon to find a #COVID19 vaccine site near you.
- Stay up to date with the facts about the #COVID19 vaccine. Visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines to learn more.
5. Invite your employees to wear stickers once they have been vaccinated and post vaccination selfies on social media
This information has been provided by the CDC. View the original content here
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