Perinatal COVID-19 Vaccine Initiative: Resources
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Featured Resources: PNQIN and the Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health are thrilled to share COVID-19 vaccination flyers that we created in multiple languages for pregnant and postpartum people, parents and caregivers of young children, and families. Click the buttons below to download a .zip file containing all the flyers, or feel free to email PNQINAdmin@pnqinma.org for a specific language.
Available languages: English, Albanian, Arabic, Cape Verdean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Haitian Creole, Khmer, Portuguese, Somali BFHN, Spanish, Vietnamese.
Stay tuned for our new "5 Reasons to the COVID-19 Vaccine" pamphlet, created by the PNQIN team!
5 Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccination and Pregnancy (video, Twitter, Kaiser Family Foundation)
The Conversation/La Conversación: Healthcare Workers on the COVID Vaccines and Pregnancy & Fertility (video collection, Greater Than COVID Initiative, Kaiser Family Foundation)
COVID-19–Associated Deaths After SARS-CoV-2 Infection During Pregnancy — Mississippi, March 1, 2020–October 6, 2021 (CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
COVID-19 Vaccine & Fertility (A pediatrician's COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy story) (video, American Academy of Pediatrics)
Durability of Anti-Spike Antibodies in Infants After Maternal COVID-19 Vaccination or Natural Infection (Journal of the American Medical Association)
EUA amendment request for Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine for use in children 5 through 11 years of age (FDA Briefing Document)
Evaluation of the BNT162b2 Covid-19 Vaccine in Children 5 to 11 Years of Age (New England Journal of Medicine)
Risk for Stillbirth Among Women With and Without COVID-19 at Delivery Hospitalization — United States, March 2020–September 2021 (CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Recommend the Vaccine to Your Patients
The latest research shows adults who received a COVID-19 vaccination recommendation from their health care provider were more likely to get vaccinated and had increased confidence that the vaccine was safe and important, particularly among groups with lower COVID-19 vaccination coverage, including younger adults, BIPOC, and rural residents .
As a trusted health care provider please recommend and discuss the vaccine with your patients, it can increase coverage and confidence in vaccines.
Connect with Community Organizations and Local Boards of Health
Partner with Community and Faith-Based Organizations: Reach out to your local board of health, school, library, community or faith-based organizations to ask if they plan to offer vaccine clinics that you could promote or offer to be a trusted voice of information at a school meeting, community town hall event, or staff meeting.
Join a Speakers Bureau of Clinical Experts: If you are interested in joining a statewide speakers bureau of clinical experts who would be available to present on the COVID-19 vaccine related to pregnancy or fertility at community events, please email: VaccineEquityInitiative@mass.gov.
Training: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy through Motivational Interviewing
PNQIN and UMass Chan Medical School are offering free trainings on communication skills to address hesitancy and increase vaccine confidence. Free CME (AAFP) and CEU (BAHEC). Click HERE to register for a training in January or February 2022!
COVID-19 Vaccination Access Support:
Use Vaxfinder, 2-1-1, or mobile pop-up vaccination clinics to help patients access vaccine appointments.
Massachusetts has fact sheets, videos, and other materials in multiple languages to support education about the COVID-19 vaccine. Feel free to use these in your offices and on your website and social media, including communications and resources specifically for children, families, and providers.
This link provides additional ways to increase COVID vaccination for families.
 Nguyen, Kimberly H. et.al. Report of Health Care Provider Recommendation for COVID-19 Vaccination Among Adults, by Recipient COVID-19 Vaccination Status and Attitudes — United States, April–September 2021. MMWR, December 16, 2021
PNQIN has received additional CDC funding to engage hospitals, stakeholders, and educational platforms to improve provider capacity, protocol implementation and clinical-community care linkages for equitable delivery of Covid-19 vaccines to pregnant and lactating people.