COVID-19 Resource Center

Overview

Overview

The nation is now in the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the virus is still spreading, hope comes in the form of vaccines. These aggregated resources are intended to help PAs answer patient questions about vaccines and stay up to date on the prevention, treatment, and the acute and chronic management of the virus. These trends will have continued significance in the months and years ahead especially as all providers work to manage the short-term and long-term sequelae of COVID-19 and associated comorbidities.

COVID-19 Prevention

COVID-19 Prevention

Vaccine Use Recommendations

COVID-19 CDC ACIP Vaccine Recommendations

CDC ACIP Interim Recommendation for Use of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC ACIP Recommendation for Use of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC ACIP Recommendation for Use of Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine

CDC COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens

CDC Vaccine Recommendations for People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

CDC Vaccination of Minors FAQs

American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists’ Maternal Immunization Task Force Guidance – Pregnant Individuals

 

Vaccines and Clinical Practice

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

CDC – Clinical Considerations: Myocarditis and Pericarditis after Receipt of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Among Adolescents and Young Adults

CDC – COVID-19 Prevention Toolkit

CDC – Preparing for Management of Potential Anaphylaxis at COVID-19 Vaccination

CDC – Preparing for Vaccinations at Long Term Care Facilities

CDC – Post Vaccine Considerations for Long Term Care Residents

CDC – Sample Letter to Patients

CDC – Vaccine Recipient Education

CDC – Vaccines for COVID-19

Frequently Asked Clinical Questions (FAQs) on Vaccine-Induced Thrombotic (VITT) Thrombocytopenia

Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and ASH podcast for healthcare providers on VITT, how it presents in frontline health care settings, first steps in diagnosing, and how to treat it.

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Vaccine Communications Toolkits

CDC – COVID-19 Vaccination Communication

CDC: Guide for Jurisdictions to Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution to Primary Care Providers

CDC – Pediatric Healthcare Professionals COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit 

CDC – Talking to Recipients About COVID-19 Vaccines

HHS Office of Minority Health – Preparing for the COVID-19 Vaccine

NFID: Promoting Prevention Measures and Vaccine Acceptance

 

General Vaccine Information

Vaccinate with Confidence

 

Mitigation Strategies

CDC Mitigation Strategies for Patients

Why Will We Still Need to Wear Masks and Social Distance after a COVID-19 Vaccine Becomes Available? – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Vaccine Confidence

Vaccine Confidence

CDC – COVID-19 Vaccination Communication

COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence in Diverse Communities Webinar

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: The Critical Public Health Value of Vaccines

Provided by the American Academy of PAs in collaboration with The France Foundation
Supported by an independent educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline

Are your decisions impacted by what’s expected of you? Most likely!

People aren’t always rational. How we make decisions, including those about our health, are influenced by many factors, including what is expected of us and what others like us do. This short animated video highlights how defaults and social norms can be used to help us think about vaccination decisions differently.

Are your decisions influenced by thrilling headlines? Probably!

We often judge how frequently something happens by how easily we remember seeing or hearing about it. What we can recall seems more likely than what we can’t recall. This short animated video demonstrates how we can focus people’s attention on the right side of the vaccination story.

Are the decisions you made today based on the experiences you had yesterday? Chances are!

Memories of unpleasant experiences are primarily based on how “bad”, “terrible”, and “disagreeable” they were at their worst moments and at the end of the experience. This short animated video illustrates how we can improve the experience of vaccinations to increase the odds of having patients return the next time.

Clinical

Clinical

Federal Agencies

CDC – Information for Healthcare Professionals

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Coronavirus Resources for Health Professionals

Drug Enforcement Administration COVID-19 Information

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Treatment & Therapeutics

CDC – Clinical Care Information

CDC – Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Post-COVID Conditions: Interim Guidance

CDC – Guidance for Management of Patient with COVID-19

Clinical Guidance from the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center

HHS Provider’s Guide to Treatment (Combat Covid)

Information on Therapeutics & Interventions from the Infectious Disease Society of America

Monoclonal Antibodies for High-Risk Covid-19 Positive Patients

Sanford Guide for COVID-19

Treatment Guidelines from the National Institutes of Health

 

Testing

CDC Guidance on Antibody Testing

CDC Guidance on COVID Testing

 

Behavioral Health

American Psychological Association Information & Resources

CDC – Guidance – Managing Stress During the Coronavirus

 

Comorbidities and Special Populations

CDC – Guidance – People at Increased Risk

Cardiovascular Guidance from ACC

Gastroenterology Guidance from American Gastroenterological Association

Hematology Guidance from American Society of Hematology

Nephrology Guidance from American Society of Nephrology

Obstetric Guidance from American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Pediatric Guidance from American Academy of Pediatrics

Psychiatric Guidance from American Psychological Association

Pulmonary Guidance from American Thoracic Society

Oncology Guidance from ASCO

Rheumatology Guidance from American College of Radiology

 

Public Health Resources

American Public Health Association

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center (outbreak map)

National Association of County Health Officials – Directory of Local Health Departments

 

Medical Journals

Annals of Internal Medicine Coronavirus content

JAAPA: COVID-19 Resources & Tools

JAMA Network COVID-19 collection

NEJM Collection of COVID-19 Publications

Pediatrics – COVID-19 Vaccines in Children and Adolescents

The Lancet’s COVID-19 Resource Centre

The New England Journal of Medicine’s collection of articles on COVID-19

 

Clinical Trials

Combat COVID: Clinical Trials

Articles

Articles

Boston-Area Health System Shares Lessons Learned from PA Reassignment During COVID-19

350 PAs serving across Brigham Health facilities in the Boston, Massachusetts, area, retrained under a PA crisis leadership team to deal with the surge in COVID-19 patients in March 2020, and successfully met the needs of patients and the healthcare team.

Treating Patients with Long COVID: A New Frontier for Providers

PA Jaclyn Owens and NP Joanna Ellis are regularly caring for patients experiencing post-COVID symptoms. They talk about navigating treatment while still learning about these symptoms and why APPs are critical in providing much-needed care and support to these patients.

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PAs Recognized as Vital to Nationwide COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

An amendment to the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act declaration reaffirms PAs are instrumental in the national fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and are recognized by the Federal government as essential to vaccination efforts through increased vaccination authorization.

PAs Who Got Vaccine Implore Others to Stand with Healthcare Community

Four PAs on the front lines of the pandemic share their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine. They have witnessed unimaginable loss this year, and implore us all to stand with the healthcare community and get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Four Emergency Medicine PAs Share Reasons for Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

As the first vaccines roll out to healthcare workers around the country, four emergency medicine PAs share their reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine, talk about how they address vaccine hesitancy with their patients, and share some of their frontline experiences.

Additional Resources

Additional Resources