Letter to Parents/Guardians of Patients About COVID-19 Vaccines Template

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Instructions: To send this letter to the parents/guardians of your patients, copy and paste this content onto your letterhead or into an email, modifying it as needed. We suggest coupling this letter with the guide Make Vaccine Shots Less Stressful and Painful for Your Child.

Dear Parents and Guardians:

Promoting the health and safety of our patients is our mission. We want to inform you that [we now offer COVID vaccines for children as young as 6 months at our office / children as young as 6 months can now get the protection of a COVID vaccine].  

COVID can be dangerous for children. Vaccination is the best thing you can do to protect your child from the dangers of COVID. The vaccines are safe, and they work well to prevent the worst outcomes of COVID: severe illness, hospitalization, and death. The vaccines now available for children ages 6 months through 4 years should provide the same protection. Learn more at cdc.gov/coronavirus.

[Include if you offer COVID vaccines: Schedule your child’s free vaccination]

To make an appointment with our office to have your child vaccinated, you can:

  • [Include if your office has: Request an appointment through our online patient portal]
  • Call [xxx-xxx-xxxx]
  • Email [xxxx@xxxx]

[Include if you don’t offer COVID vaccines: How to find free COVID vaccines]

To find COVID vaccines for children near you:

  • Visit vaccines.gov
  • Text your ZIP code to 438829
  • Call 1-800-232-0233

Also, check out [depending on whether you’re emailing or sending as a letter: this guide for making vaccine shots less stressful and painful for your child / the included guide for making vaccine shots less stressful and painful for your child]. 

Thank you, and if you have any questions, please contact [insert name] at [xxx-xxx-xxxx].

Sincerely,

 

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