As we all know, many patients are hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine hesitancy in general has been a growing trend in society overall, and we have seen increased confusion and mistrust around Covid. What can you do to combat this hesitancy and encourage your patients to take better care of themselves? This post highlights several recent articles that discuss ways that we as medical professionals can reduce this hesitancy, as we strive for herd immunity.
Use the articles below to find the right talking points that fit your style and the needs of your patients.
- Escaping Catch-22 — Overcoming Covid Vaccine Hesitancy (April 8, 2021, New England Journal of Medicine)
- How to speak to someone who’s hesitant to get vaccinated (April 10 2021 CNN)
- COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: 12 Things You Need to Know (Updated March 18, 2021, John Hopkins Medicine)
- COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: 10 tips for talking with patients (February 1, 2021, AMA)