7 Ways to Reduce Reluctance to Take COVID Vaccines

7 Ways to Reduce Reluctance to Take COVID Vaccines

Like billions of people around the world, I am eagerly awaiting my turn for a COVID vaccine. Experts say efforts to overcome hesitancy should address specific concerns from these groups and include transparency about vaccine benefits and risks. Some minority groups, such as Black and Native Americans, have strong historical reasons to view health authorities with suspicion. Once the new vaccines are widely available, Limaye suggests health providers can say to patients who come in for other, more routine reasons, “Let's go ahead and get that COVID shot.”7. So when it comes time for that second COVID vaccine dose, she suggests, “Let's nag people.”

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