Updated PPE History & Physical Exam Forms

On August 5, the AOASM joined the sports and medical organizations responsible for the Preparticipation Physical Exam in supporting the following statement on athletes and the COVID-19 vaccination. The multi-organizational statement was released at the same time as the White House statement COVID Vaccination in Athletes & Updated Interim Guidance on the Preparticipation Physical Examination during the SARS-Cov2 Pandemic. As part of this initiative, the PPE History and PPE Physical Examination Form were updated to include questions about COVID-19 vaccination status. Updated copies of the PPE History Form, in both English and Spanish, and the Examination Form are available here:

Examination Form
Medical Eligibility Form

PPE History Form (English)

PPE History Form (Spanish)

Sports and Medical Organizations Encourages COVID-19 Vaccine Conversations Be Part of All Sports Physicals
We, the undersigned organizations, believe all athletes who do not have contraindications should be vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are eligible. Vaccination prevents widespread disease, hospitalizations, and deaths due to COVID-19 and will help keep students in the classroom, athletes in the game, and athletic teams on the field, while protecting our communities.

It is important for athletes to begin their vaccination now, since it takes several weeks to reach full immunity. An annual well visit or sports physical provides an excellent opportunity to talk with your physician or athletic care team about the vaccine and to begin the series. We urge all medical providers to ask about COVID-19 vaccine at all sports physicals.

We will be releasing updated preparticipation evaluation forms and guidance for medical providers in early August. We encourage all youth sports and state athletic associations to work in their communities, with local medical providers and state, tribal, local, or territorial health departments to assist with providing educational opportunities about the vaccine to their members, coaches, parents, and athletes and to make necessary arrangements for athletes to be vaccinated.

We advocate for all who are eligible today to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Visit vaccines.gov to learn more information, find locations, and make a plan to get vaccinated.

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

American College of Emergency Physicians

American College of Sports Medicine

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine

National Athletic Trainers’ Association

National Federation of State High School Associations

National Collegiate Athletic Association

US Olympic & Paralympic Committee