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Coronavirus and the COVID-19 Vaccine

To link directly to this toolkit from your websites, use this link: [Health.mil/COVIDVaccineToolkit].

A header graphic with TRICARE COVID-19 vaccine logo, with a subhead that says get that facts!

The Defense Health Agency (DHA) developed this digital toolkit to help you communicate with beneficiaries about the COVID-19 vaccine. The assorted print, digital, and social media graphics should be used locally to generate awareness among populations.

This comprehensive, multi-touch communications campaign focuses on raising awareness around vaccine options and resources, targeted at different beneficiary categories.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Toolkit Resources


What's New?

Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters

You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines if you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by CDC. To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19

COVID-19 Infographic

COVID-19 Products for Line Leadership

Leaders can leverage these materials to discuss COVID-19 vaccines with their troops. 

File Description
COVID-19 Vaccine Leader Card This printable card provides talking points when discussing the COVID-19 vaccine with servicemembers who are reluctant or indifferent to accepting the vaccine. The card lists common concerns and impressions, top 5 key messages, and supporting facts about the vaccine.
Unit Leader Vaccine Conversation Guide This guide offers approaches and illustrative examples for preparation, delivery, and navigation of small group discussions (recommended 1-5 people to facilitate greatest engagement) with servicemembers reluctant or indifferent to accepting the vaccine. The guide promotes an open dialogue regarding vaccine hesitancy and complacency by addressing concerns, building trust, and boosting vaccine confidence.
Provider Vaccine Conversation Guide This guide offers approaches and illustrative examples for Military Health System (MHS) providers to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with servicemembers during routine visits. Initiating a COVID-19 vaccine conversation during servicemember visits will allow you to effectively address concerns, build trust, and boost vaccine confidence.
Line Leader Presentation (Powerpoint) Leaders across the Department can leverage this briefing deck to discuss COVID-19 vaccines with their troops. Don't forget to reference speaker notes and to personalize the title slide!
Line Leader Presentation (PDF) This document is identical to the PowerPoint presentation for line leader reference and use.


DAP QR Code

Our beneficiaries have multiple options about where to get the COVID-19 vaccine. We've provided this QR Code for you to place on your print and digital product to make it simple for our beneficiaries to take out their phone and scan this code to check the TRICARE.mil Vaccine Appointments page!

This single location features the DOD vaccination sites. Patients can scan to find a local military hospital or clinic or local/state vaccine site and how to get an appointment.

To add this to your MTF website, search for the image in the AFPIMS Shared Media Manager: [210415-A-AB123-002]

QR Code to check the TRICARE.mil Vaccine Appointments page


Branded Templates

Use this product as a guide to help develop outreach communications. Cut, paste, and customize for local messaging and calls to action regarding vaccine availability.

Key Messages Template

You can access additional products on milSuite, including an example of a beneficiary email to deploy, as well as an AudioCare script to use when conducting beneficiary outreach.

Please note: You'll need a Common Access Card (CAC) to access milSuite. When you click the link, you will be prompted to log in to milSuite (or to create a user profile if it's your first time using milSuite). You may need to click the milSuite toolkit link again after you've logged in.

milSuite


Printable Products

Download this flyer for print use. Stuff in pharmacy bags and leave in heavily-trafficked areas.

An insert with links to learn more about vaccination options. Options include MTFs, state health departments, and local retail pharmacy. Graphics include medical personnel wearing masks on the bottom as well as the TRICARE logo.

Printable PDF Version

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