Trust is the Key to Vaccine Hesitancy
The COVID-19 vaccine is out. It’s free, easily accessible, and highly effective at protecting against severe disease or death from COVID-19 and its variants. You would think everything would return to normal as the population becomes vaccinated, right? But alas! As of this episode’s release, only around 56% of the United States is fully vaccinated. Not enough people are interested in getting the vaccine, and the advice of our nation’s top medical experts seems to keep falling on deaf ears. Clearly, flooding these people with more data and statistics isn’t convincing these people to get vaccinated. How can we gain back the trust of the vaccine hesitant? So for this episode of “Voices Through the Mask”, we are interviewing Dr. Pinida Toochinda on how she deals with vaccine hesitant patients. Using a combination of easy-to-understand medical explanations and personal anecdotes, she breaks down common COVID-19 misconceptions and conveys the ramifications of not getting the vaccine. Listen to how she utilizes first hand stories to help her earn the trust of the vaccine hesitant.
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