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Overcome COVID vaccine hesitancy and boost vaccine confidence: How you can help

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Overcome COVID vaccine hesitancy and boost vaccine confidence: How you can help

Vaccine hesitancy can have a negative impact on rollout. A striking example comes from long-term care facilities. Approximately 78 percent of residents received a vaccine. In contrast, only 37 percent…
February 22, 2021
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Overcome COVID vaccine hesitancy and boost vaccine confidence: How you can help

Vaccine hesitancy can have a negative impact on rollout. A striking example comes from long-term care facilities. Approximately 78 percent of residents received a vaccine. In contrast, only 37 percent of staff members agreed to be vaccinated. Reasons for refusal include:

  • perceived rapidity of vaccine development
  • inadequate information received about vaccine safety, side effects, and administration
  • skepticism regarding the clinical trials and vaccine approval process

HERO-TOGETHER is an opportunity for people working in health care to continue the fight against COVID-19. HERO-TOGETHER participants will receive learnings and study updates, and compensation for their time. Taking part is an easy way to help fight COVID-19 and learn how to keep our communities and families healthy and virus-free.

Signup at heroesresearch.org/together (https://heroesresearch.org/together/?utm_source=kevinmd&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=podcast-signup)

Emily O’Brien is an epidemiologist, an associate professor in population health sciences at Duke University School of Medicine, and a faculty member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Emily is also the principal investigator of the HERO-TOGETHER study.

Jessica Mega is co-founder and chief medical and scientific officer at Verily. Verily’s mission is to develop the infrastructure and solutions to harness the profusion of health information for good. Their data-driven solutions across research, care, and innovation aim to improve the well-being of our communities.

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