Vaccine Hesitancy and COVID 19 treatment vs. prevention messaging
I'm circling back around to the topic of vaccine hesitancy with COVID-19. We had a thread a few months ago, and I wanted to revisit the issue. I'm in the process of inquiring with a variety of contacts (in my local area) about their level of interest to hear more about vaccine hesitancy and what can be done to address it in non-medical health settings (eg. in mental health care). The response has been mixed. I'm wondering about whether members of this community have been working to cultivate interest amidst health care professionals to educate themselves about ways to respond to client/patient concerns. There's a lot of COVID fatigue these days, and I can imagine how this might not make it to the priority list.
As well, I have been wondering about whether health care providers are reluctant to learn about the topic because they are themselves hesitant, or because a vaccine candidate has not yet been advanced to the point of market release (eg., the perception that it is too early to begin educating oneself).
Does anyone have any experiences that they might share? If this is being navigated satisfactorily, can you provide any suggestions about how this is unfolding?