A Covid-19 vaccine education campaign, backed by NPWH and other leading health organizations, has released a series of videos featuring Dr. Anthony Fauci along with nurses and physicians encouraging healthcare workers to learn about the COVID-19 vaccination and be vaccinated themselves.
The videos are part of a $50 million Covid-19 vaccine education effort coordinated by the Ad Council, which says it is one the largest public-education efforts in its history.
Nurses and other healthcare workers can use the videos to educate themselves, colleagues, and patients about the safety and benefits of getting the Covid-19 vaccine.
“I’m urging healthcare professionals to please get vaccinated,” said Dr. Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “It’s critical to protect yourselves and your family—but it’s equally important as healthcare providers to show confidence in the vaccines so that other people will follow suit and get vaccinated.”
Dr. Fauci delivers a similar message at the start of each video, followed by frontline nurses and physicians who tell why they believe getting vaccinated is crucial. The videos also feature health experts who explain how the vaccines were developed and distributed, while answering questions about their safety and efficacy.
NP featured in video
Kevin Cho Tipton, NP-C, is featured in the nurse video discussing the impact the pandemic has had on his small South Florida hospital, which has lost more than 75 people to the pandemic.
“That’s 75 people that are missing from tables during the holidays,” he says. “And loved ones that are missing someone that was in their life.”
Getting vaccinated allows people to be part of the solution to ending the pandemic, he adds, “in a way that respects the sacrifice of those who have died caring for patients and those who are left behind.”
Videos are available on the Ad Council’s YouTube channel, making them easily shareable with colleagues and patients. There are separate videos specifically for nurses, healthcare workers, and patients.
Nurse practitioners can also find resources from the Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health Covid-19 resource center
The series was developed in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and top health and medical institutions.