Provider groups release public service announcement on COVID-19 vaccines

Feb. 8, 2021

The American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Association (AMA), and American Nurses Association (ANA) released a public service announcement (PSA) urging the American public to get vaccinated against COVID-19 when it is their turn, according to a joint news release.

They said the effort “continues the work the three associations have done over the past year to increase public acceptance of the essential actions to curb the spread of COVID-19, which also include: wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing and washing hands frequently.”

In December 2020, the three organizations released an open letter urging healthcare professionals to take COVID-19 vaccines and to share their experience with others.

In addition, the AHA published information on its website to help providers discuss COVID-19 vaccines with Blacks, Hispanics, and younger adults. People in these groups have a lower intent to be vaccinated against COVID-19 than other groups. The AHA advisory describes Ad Council research on messaging strategies to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. It also includes links to webinars and other information.

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