This article is for all providers caring for our members
As you know, getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is one important step we can take to keep each other healthy, support our health care workers, and get Massachusetts businesses back on their feet. But public health experts have warned that hesitancy to get the COVID-19 vaccine may become a primary risk factor for further spread of COVID-19 and subsequent COVID-related deaths in the next year.
That’s why Blue Cross has been producing fact-based information about the safety and efficacy of FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines to share with our members and the general public. You can share these articles, videos, and websites with your patients who may be unsure or skeptical about the vaccine.
As a public service, we made a video and offered it free of charge on our Blue Cross YouTube channel for republication for any media, governmental, educational, or public health messaging effort. In the 2-minute video, Dr. Katherine Dallow, vice president of clinical programs and strategy at Blue Cross, shares her perspective as a physician on the promise of the new vaccines.
Our health news site, Coverage, also features in-depth articles on both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines. Readers can also click on 45-second videos that highlight in plain language the most important facts, like how the vaccines work, and information on how safe and effective they are.
You may also direct your patients who are our members to the Coronavirus Resource Center where they can find frequently asked questions and answers, as well as current information on vaccines, finding care, and testing.