Fear of vaccines grows with the need for medical ethics
“While individual doctors have obligations to both the individual and public health, their first concern is their patients. And these decisions have to acknowledge fears and respect the stance. Providers must balance reassurance with acknowledgment, care, data, and the intent to ‘do no harm.’
It is undeniable that the COVID vaccination has saved countless lives and will be crucial to come out of this crisis. In particular, the OAZv has many advantages for global use. But the success of a vaccination program should not expend of public trust or we may jeopardize the future of global public health.”
Mallika Sekhar is a hematologist-oncologist.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “Fear of vaccines grows with the need for medical ethics.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/04/fear-of-vaccines-grows-with-the-need-for-medical-ethics.html)