The Ad Council and COVID Collaborative today unveiled new public service advertisements (PSAs) with CVS Health, Walgreens and Walmart to help educate people throughout the nation about the COVID-19 vaccines. Developed with expertise from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as part of the groundbreaking "It's Up To You
" COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative, the new content features pharmacists addressing common questions about COVID-19 vaccination. CVS Health, Walgreens and Walmart are founding partners of the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative's COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative.
Recent Ad Council research revealed that across demographic groups, Americans find "my pharmacist" to be one of the most trusted messengers on COVID-19 vaccines. The new informational videos, created pro bono by Group SJR, feature pharmacists from CVS Health, Walgreens and Walmart addressing questions about COVID-19 vaccination, including: why should I get vaccinated? Who has to verify that the vaccines are safe and can prevent COVID-19? After receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, can individuals return to normal social activities?
"As people across the country seek answers to their questions about the COVID-19 vaccines, we know local pharmacists are among the most trusted resources for the latest information," said Lisa Sherman, President and CEO of the Ad Council. "This extraordinary coalition of companies – CVS Health, Walgreens and Walmart – plays a critical role in getting Americans the information they need about COVID-19 vaccination so they can make the right choice for themselves and their families."
The videos of pharmacists speaking directly to a consumer audience can be found here
. Content featuring pharmacists addressing their fellow pharmacists, alongside Dr. Anthony Fauci, physicians and nurses, can be found here