New Vaccination Clinician Tools Now Available

With the flu season continuing into May, it's important to remind patients there is still time to get vaccinated. Getting the necessary immunizations to protect against flu and COVID-19 is particularly important for adults with chronic conditions like heart disease. Research shows that patients are more likely to get a vaccine if their health care team recommends it. To facilitate the conversation, ACC's CardioSmart team has created a Vaccination Discussion Guide leveraging the cardiovascular care team's role in getting timely immunization. A vaccine referral form and a clinician handout are also available to help increase vaccination rates for patients with heart disease. Get more tools on this topic here.