COVID-19 Vaccination: A Communication Guide for Providers

Complimentary CME

Vaccine CME

Yale’s Saad Omer, director of the Yale Institute of Global Health and the associate dean at the Yale School of Medicine, has spent more than 20 years conducting research in countries throughout the world on ways to address vaccine hesitancy and increase vaccine uptake. In collaboration with Drs. Brita Roy, director of population health at Yale Medicine, and Kavin Patel, an infectious disease fellow, Dr. Omer has developed a CME module that provides an overview of evidence-based techniques to promote vaccine uptake.

Target Audience

Specialties - Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, General Practice, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine, Nurse Practitioner, Ob/Gyn, Pharmacist, Physician Assistant, Public Health
Professions - Non-Physician, Nurse, PA, Physician


The following module contains instructional material for health care providers on the process of communicating with patients about the COVID-19 vaccine. Numerous entities have created talking points for providers on *what* to say, however there exists a shortage of recommendations on effective messaging strategies focused on *how* to say it. This module is responsive to that need.


  1. Discuss the projected rates of COVID-19 vaccine uptake and the reasons for vaccine hesitancy
  2. Describe evidence-based communication tools providers may use to promote COVID-19 vaccine uptake among patients
  3. Review the topics providers should be knowledgeable about when discussing the COVID-19 vaccine


Registration Complimentary


Yale Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Attendance (1.00 hours)