Guidelines from ACS on how to talk to your patients about COVID-19 vaccination
American College of Surgeons (ACS) has launched Talk It Up, a new campaign to get surgeons talking to patients about the COVID-19 vaccine. We hope you will share this information with your chapter members and colleagues (various social media and newsletter graphics are attached).
Several Talk It Up resources were developed by ACS for this campaign:
The ACS has considered some frequently asked questions you may be getting from your patients. We realize that due to local issues, giving a uniform answer to these questions is not entirely possible. However, we hope you use the campaign documents as a guide and verify the information with your hospital, and on a state and local level as well, as you prepare to Talk It Up! with your patients.
View the Talk it Up Surgeon Guide, which may help you to initiate the COVID-19 vaccine conversation, address potential patients’ vaccination questions, describe your hospital’s specific policies, and discuss current guidance on wearing masks.
The Talk It Up Social Toolkit provides sample messages that the ACS has developed to help surgeons promote the #TalkItUp Campaign across your own social media networks.
For patients, the Talk It Up Patient Guide offers tailored information for patients about COVID-19 vaccination.
Visit Talk It Up to access all these tools and for more information.