Building Vaccine Confidence in Tissue Establishments

February 2, 2021

AATB’s Physicians Council has shared the following slide deck from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to assist tissue establishment medical directors in educating their organizations’ staff and addressing vaccine hesitancy. Please consult with your organization’s medical director for additional information, as needed. 

Download the PDF presentation

Download the PPT slide deck

The following talking points may also be utilized:  

  • Tissue banking is designated as a critical public health and medical service under the HHS/ASPR’s Emergency Support Function #8.
  • Tissue banks are recognized within the Public Health Service Act (PHSA), under section 319C-3(c)(2) as “appropriate health care providers and professionals” to be consulted in assembling key resources to deal with 319 Public Health Emergencies.
  • The main benefit of vaccination is to prevent illness and death in vaccine recipients and increase overall immunity within our national population.

Please contact Roman Hitchev MD, AATB Staff Liaison to the Physicians Council at if you have any questions.