COVID-19 Vaccine Resources: What Partners Need to Know Now

As COVID-19 vaccines continue rolling out across the country, CMS is taking action to protect the health and safety of our nation’s patients and providers and keeping you updated on the latest COVID-19 resources from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

With information coming from many different sources, CMS has summarized resources and materials to help you communicate with the people that you serve. You can find these and more resources on the COVID-19 Partner Resources Page and the HHS COVID Education Campaign page. We look forward to working with you to encourage our beneficiaries and consumers to get vaccinated. For more information, visit the CMS COVID-19 Policies and Guidance page.

Long-Term Care Community Champions – Voices from the Front Lines

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, staff in nursing homes have been providing ongoing care to our nation’s most vulnerable. CMS has released videos with long-term care staff who moved from being initially uncertain about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to accepting it, and encouraging their peers to do the same. The videos are available here:

New Medicare COVID-19 Vaccine Campaign

CMS recently launched the Be Next Campaign to encourage Medicare beneficiaries to get the COVID-19 vaccine with the theme: You don’t have to be first to get the vaccine. But, now it’s time for you to Be Next. New resources including videos and social media content can be found here:

Resources for Parents of Adolescents and Teens

Now that the CDC has recommended approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for use in adolescents age 12 to 15, NEW resources are available below to engage parents and talk to them about the vaccine: – Making it Easier to Find Vaccines

Visit, text GETVAX (438829), or call the National COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Hotline at 1-800-232-023 to search and find a vaccine near you.

Visit (Spanish), VACUNA (822862) for Spanish to receive three vaccine sites on your phone within seconds.


Join the We Can Do This Community Corps: Help in the fight against COVID-19 by encouraging family, friends, and your community to get vaccinated. Join the Community Corps to get tips, tools and resources to share.  See

For more information on CMS COVID-19 Partner Updates, please contact us: