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July 18, 2023 32 mins

We are witnessing alarming levels of trust erosion and vaccine skepticism that have emerged in the post-COVID world.  Join us as we take a deeper look into this critical issue with Christina Wells, MD, MPH, DipABLM, FAAFP and Marian Sassetti, MD, FAAFP.  

These seasoned family doctors, with over five decades of combined experiences, address the concerning decline in vaccine confidence.  They share their encounters with unexpected mistrust within their practices.  They also bring to light the startling number of children missing out on critical vaccines, painting a picture of the current state of vaccine uptake worldwide.

Yet, all is not doom and gloom.  As we progress through this enlightening conversation, we map out effective strategies for overcoming these challenges. 

Topics include:

-          Practical methods to track and communicate vaccine schedules 
-          The vital role of healthcare providers in advocating for vaccines
-          Innovative ways to improve vaccine delivery  

Emphasizing the significance of accurately communicating the effectiveness of the COVID vaccine, we delve into the potential repercussions of decreased vaccine uptake. 

We wrap up by tackling the pivotal task of fostering vaccine trust, sharing insights on how to effectively communicate vaccine information to patients and parents. 

Join us on this deeply impactful journey as we navigate a path to promote vaccination access, trust, and ultimately, the health and well-being of our communities.

Objectives:

  • Awareness of alarming levels of trust erosion & vaccine skepticism post-COVID
  • Understanding where vaccine skepticism and mistrust stem from
  • Ways to navigate challenging conversations with patients who don’t trust vaccines
  • Explore strategies to rebuild trust and improve vaccine uptake in our patients

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