Immunization rates in California have dropped significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, raising alarm bells for the health and safety of families and individuals when it comes to fighting off treatable, deadly diseases. The California Immunization Coalition in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health’s Immunization Branch have created the Don’t Wait Vaccinate campaign to support providers and urge patients to schedule and keep routine checkups and immunization visits. The campaign toolkit includes a library of social media messages, talking points, template letters, and other tools that help you reach out and encourage your patients to reconnect.
Please help your patients schedule appointments to catch up on any vaccines that they may have missed and any other preventive services that were delayed due to the pandemic. Be sure to inform your patients about the strategies your office has adopted to ensure a safe environment.