The WSMA has joined the Washington State Department of Health to help
promote confidence in, and uptake of, life-saving COVID-19 vaccines.
Our members are the key to our success in this endeavor. By leveraging
the trust patients have in their physicians, you can help ensure
Washingtonians are receiving guidance based on sound science and good
medical practice—and help counter the increasing barrage of
misinformation circulating on- and offline.
Join the Power of Providers initiative
Washington’s Power of Providers COVID-19 vaccine initiative encourages
physicians from all specialties and health care providers throughout
the state to proactively reach out and talk to their patients about
COVID-19 vaccination. You can commit to the POP initiative by agreeing
to SEEK, ASK, VACCINATE, and EMPOWER (SAVE) your patients around
- SEEK: Seek your patients’ COVID-19 vaccination status.
ASK/EDUCATE: If your patient isn't vaccinated, ask them about the
vaccine and offer education if they’re unsure.
VACCINATE: If your patient agrees to vaccination, provide them with
a COVID-19 vaccine or a referral to a location that provides
EMPOWER: Empower your patients to share their vaccination status
with the community.
If you agree to do these four things at your practice, please
fill out the online commitment form. The Department of Health will send you your certificate as well as
optional buttons or stickers.
Learn more about the POP initiative.
COVID-19 conversation guides for physicians and health care providers
The DOH offers a
new provider toolkit
featuring educational materials and information, including
conversation guides, designed to instill confidence in COVID-19
vaccines. Find the conversation guides under Educational Materials
then Resources for Providers.
The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a
COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy: Conversation Guide for