Making it easier to talk about the COVID-19 vaccine

Published on November 22, 2021
A masked veterinarian discusses something on a tablet with a masked client

Encourage clients with new resources

A new suite of resources from the AVMA will help you encourage your team and your clients to consider vaccination against COVID-19 within your community.

Veterinarians understand the power of vaccines and are uniquely qualified to discuss their importance for preventing and controlling disease in both animals and people. We encourage clients to prioritize preventive care for their animals as part of our commitment to protecting patient health. Likewise, it’s important to prioritize preventive care for people, not only by getting ourselves vaccinated against COVID-19 but by encouraging our team members and clients to consider getting vaccinated, too.

This isn’t always an easy or comfortable conversation, but it’s an important one. AVMA’s new COVID-19 communication resources will help the entire veterinary health care team have these discussions. The toolkit includes posters, social media images, talking points, shareable videos, and more—all free to download.

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As a trusted source of health information and healing, your conversations with clients and their families about getting a COVID-19 vaccine can influence their willingness to consider it. It also honors the veterinary commitment to promoting public health.  For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, visit and


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