State Strategies for Engaging and Leveraging Primary Care Providers as COVID-19 Vaccinators [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: "As supply of the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] vaccine has eclipsed demand in many areas across the country, states are shifting strategies to increase accessibility and engage communities with low vaccine uptake. With over 80 percent of adults receiving care through a regular medical home [hyperlink], primary care providers (PCPs) are critical to reaching the nine percent of surveyed adults [hyperlink] who have not received the vaccine but expressed keen interest getting it, as well as the 15 percent with additional questions indicating they would like to 'wait and see'. [...] A key strategy in the next phase of pandemic response is to engage PCPs as trusted resources for vaccinations. The National Governors Association (NGA) and Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy (Duke-Margolis) interviewed a sample of states and conducted targeted research to identify promising practices for Governors to engage and leverage PCPs as COVID-19 vaccinators. This report summarizes these findings, providing Governors and state officials with considerations and examples of strategies for leveraging PCPs to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake."
National Governors' Association; Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
National Governors' Association: https://www.nga.org/