Talking with Family Planning Clients About COVID-19 Vaccination

November 18, 2021


This webinar event is a collaboration between The California Department of Health Care Services Office of Family Planning, the California Prevention Training Center, the California Department of Public Health, and “#ThisIsOurShot” Program.

Please join two OBGYNs, Dr. LaTanya Hines and Dr. Michael Policar, for a webinar training on how to effectively communicate with your clients about COVID-19 vaccination, including overall safety, safety and efficacy during pregnancy and post-partum lactation, and the evidence regarding COVID-19 vaccination and future fertility.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why it’s important for clinicians and family planning counselors to discuss COVID-19 vaccination with clients who are seen for family planning services
  • Key messages that address common concerns of reproductive-aged individuals about the COVID-19 vaccine, especially among people who are considering becoming pregnant, are currently pregnant, and those who are lactating
  • An evidence-based methodology to tackle tough vaccine conversations and get to “yes”


LaTanya R. Hines, MD, FACOG
Assistant PIC Baldwin Hills Crenshaw MOB
Assistant Clinical Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

Michael Policar, MD, MPH
Professor Emeritus, UCSF
Senior Medical Advisor, CAPTC and California OFP
Clinical Fellow, NFPRHA