Common COVID Vaccine Administration Errors to Watch For

COVID-19 Vaccine – A Brief Review presented by Wendy Thanassi
Click here to view the recorded webinar. 

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ Interim Recommendation for Allocating Initial Supplies of COVID-19 Vaccine

Harvard Grand Rounds - The Quest for a COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance/Consent Form Sample
Provided by Lora Vitali, RN, BSN, MSHA

TB Tests and mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines - CDC Recommendation 

Learning from Errors with the New COVID-19 Vaccines
On January 14, 2021, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) published Learning from Errors with the New COVID-19 Vaccines.

Feb 2020 Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Update
Pfizer has submitted new data to the US FDA demonstrating the stability of the vaccine when stored at -25C to -15C, temperatures more commonly found in pharmaceutical freezers. The data to FDA is to support a proposed update to the EUA Prescribing Information, which would allow for vaccine vials to be stored at these temperatures for a total of 2 weeks, as an alternative or complement to storage in ultra-low temperature freezers.  Please find the Pfizer press release here.  

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources for Healthcare Personnel
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) has developed many new resources to help healthcare personnel stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination information, including:

Anaphylaxis After Receiving First Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine
Anaphylaxis is potentially life-threatening and requires preparedness to start immediate treatment. CDC published Allergic Reactions including Anaphylaxis after Receipt of the First Dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine—United States, December 14–23, 2020

VaxText Sends Reminders about Second COVID-19 Vaccine Dose
CDC’s VaxText is a text messaging platform that can remind vaccine recipients who enroll about timing of second COVID-19 vaccine doses. The service is free. People text ENROLL to 1-833-VaxText (829-8398) to start getting their weekly second dose reminders in either English or Spanish.
VaxText can also receive information on COVID-19 vaccines and links to additional information on CDC websites. VaxText encourages patients to sign up for V-safe, a tool that allows people to record their health status after vaccination.

COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Toolkit
The CDC has provided some great resources for spreading the word in your facilities about COVID-19 Vaccines. Download these printable posters here!