This Vaccine Toolkit provides the latest evidence-based information about vaccines approved for use to prevent COVID-19 infections. View vaccine drug monograph information as well as patient education resources. This page will continue to be updated as additional vaccines receive approval and new information becomes available.

Clinical Overview



Novel coronavirus infection


COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) is a respiratory tract infection with a newly recognized coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, thought to have originated as a zoonotic virus that has mutated or otherwise adapted in ways that allow human pathogenicity


Vaccine Q&A

There has been a lot of information in the news about COVID vaccines, including controversy, concerns and differing opinions. We thought it would be helpful to speak with some of our clinical experts here at Elsevier to provide some facts and get their views on the COVID vaccines. Dr. Margaret Hessen is an infectious disease physician and Director of our Point-of-Care team. Dr. Dale Hawthorne Whitby is a Doctor of Pharmacy and is Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Clinical Drug Information. Watch the videos and read the FAQs below to get answers to your vaccine questions.

What is the role of vaccines in the COVID pandemic?

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How do the vaccines work?

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How do we know that these vaccines work and that they’re safe?

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How were the COVID vaccines developed so quickly?

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What are the vaccine’s side effects?

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Does the COVID vaccine cause human cell mutations or infertility?

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Would you recommend the vaccine to your own family?

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What if I received one of the vaccines that is not FDA approved yet?

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Why does the FDA approval of the COVID-19 vaccine matter?

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John McConnell, Editor of The Lancet Infectious Diseases addresses COVID vaccine questions

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Patient Education Videos

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  • Healthy Living: Vaccines

  • Healthy Living: Vaccine Tips

  • What to Ask Your Health Care Team About Vaccines

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