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How to convince your health care colleagues to get vaccinated

"When a colleague in health care mentioned hesitation to get the COVID-19 vaccine in two separate instances, I was shocked and dismayed. If we recommend vaccination to our patients, how…
August 6, 2021

How to convince your health care colleagues to get vaccinated

“When a colleague in health care mentioned hesitation to get the COVID-19 vaccine in two separate instances, I was shocked and dismayed.

If we recommend vaccination to our patients, how can we not take the same precautions for ourselves?

With COVID-19 especially, anyone working in health care is exposed to many people and should be especially motivated to get vaccinated.

As cut-and-dry as this issue seems to me, I do remember similar issues with encouraging the flu vaccine and even mammograms among health care workers. We need to remember what worked in those instances and use the same tactics to improve vaccination rates among our colleagues.”

Dava Gerald is a physician surveyor, The Joint Commission.

She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “4 steps to convincing health care colleagues to get vaccinated.” (https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2021/05/4-steps-to-convincing-health-care-colleagues-to-get-vaccinated.html)

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