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Dec 23, 2021 | Optometry HQ Announcements

With the Omicron variant upon us,  our #1 defense against COVID-19 remains vaccination. Please continue to strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccination with patients at every opportunity.

Patients may choose to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at VA or at a community location: – Find COVID-19 vaccine locations near you.

It also remains important to get your flu shot. Flu and COVID-19 vaccines may be administered at the same time.

The list of resources below can be shared broadly with staff to support this effort.


  1. Moving to COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance – script for clinicians to have conversations –
  2. Clinical Call Center Script – conversations about vaccine/boosters [though developed for CCC – it applies in other clinical settings/clinical roles]-
  3. Holiday Boost Brochure for Veterans – 6 Steps to Have a Constructive Compassionate Conversations with loved ones during the holiday [This resource can be shared with Veterans] – OHT_Booster_Brochure_r3_Screen ( The link to it on is here –
  4. CDC Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID -19 Vaccines – comprehensive guidance on CDC website, updated frequently – Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Vaccines | CDC. Summary Document (can be downloaded and printed – updated when there is a major change) –
  5. CDC Patient Facing Information on Vaccine BoostersCOVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots | CDC
  6. site on COVID-19 vaccines – includes frequently updated information on booster doses – COVID-19 Vaccines At VA | Veterans Affairs\
  7. VHA COVID-19 SharePoint link is where all VHA resources can be found, including trainings for COVID-19 Vaccine Coordinators, Handlers, Vaccinators. The tiles on the landing page include:
    1. What’s New
    2. Vaccine Data
    3. Education and Training – has subsites with staff trainings by audience (e.g., all employee, vaccinator, handler, clinici9an training)
    4. Communication Toolkits
    5. Vaccine Coordinator Resources