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. These 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.
- 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
Transcript – Trust Erosion & Vaccine Skepticism in the Post-COVID World
Christina Wells, MD, MPH, DipABLM, FAAFP
Hello and welcome to another episode of Beyond the Needle. I’m Dr. Christina Wells and I’m here with Dr. Marian Sassetti, and today we’re going to be talking about trust erosion and vaccine skepticism post-COVID. Again, I’m Dr. Christina Wells, I’m a family medicine physician and a faculty member at the University of Illinois, and Dr. Sassetti, can you introduce yourself today?
Marian R. Sassetti, MD, FAAFP
Sure, I’m Marian Sassetti. I’m a family doc with over 30 years of experience in a private practice just west of the city called Lake Street Family Physicians, and I’m also an assistant professor at Rush Medical School…