Now that the COVID-19 vaccine is widely used, you may want to know how to talk to friends or relatives who refuse to get vaccinated.
Start by listening
Day said that people may be fear to get the COVID-19 vaccine for many reasons. But the main concern he hear is that the vaccine is being develop very quickly. Acknowledge their concerns and empathize with them.
Ask if they are willing to discuss your concerns and how you can help. If they are concerned about the safety of the vaccine, please help them understand the facts.
“There is a lot of misinformation about vaccines,” Dai said. “I’m trying to guide people to find legal sources and stay away from information they can read on social media.
” Despite being developed in record time, the COVID-19 vaccine authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has passed with any other vaccine The same steps and requirements meet all safety standards.
Some people may not understans that the fastest (and in some cases the only) way to eliminate virus threats. Such as COVID-19 is to get vaccinated. Vaccination is also the key to herd immunity.
Day suggested sharing success stories of how vaccines can improve society. Many elderly people remember to have been vaccinated against polio.
Fortunately, we have seen a sharp drop in the incidence of polio after vaccination. It may also be helpful to talk about the vaccines they have received. Vaccines are the main reason why we no longer see widespread outbreaks of these diseases.
Some people are afraid of the possible side effects of vaccines. Dai suggested that we expect certain reactions to the vaccine. Such as pain or headache and fever near the injection site.
These are temporary and do not mean that the vaccine has caused the disease. “It’s good to pay attention to the evidence that the COVID-19 vaccine triggers an immune system response because we know your immune system is working.
This is the expected response to the vaccine,” Dai said. The expected response is those that will not infect or harm you.”
Make a referral
You can find important sources of information about vaccines in your doctor’s office. It recommends that they talk to their doctor at the next appointment to learn more.
You may also notice that many medical and professional organizations, such as the American Medical Association and the World Health Organization, support and recommend the COVID-19 vaccine.
I don’t know about vaccines,” Dai said. “I want my patients to know that the door is open and invite more conversations about the future of vaccines.”
Help them think of others
I also help them to understand that by choosing vaccinations. They can not only protect themselves and their families but also their communities.
Dai emphasized that because the vaccine is not suitable for children under 16 years of age. People who are eligible for vaccination must be vaccinated to protect those who cannot be vaccinated. They really help reduce the spread of disease.
Vaccination is also important so that people who are infected but have no symptoms will not spread the virus to vulnerable people. Such as those who are at high risk due to age or other reasons.
Healthy conditions. “The COVID-19 vaccine is our solution to this epidemic,” Dai said. “The goal is to vaccinate a sufficient number of people to achieve herd immunity. This is not only good for you, but also for the entire community. This vaccine can also help your neighbors.