COVID-19 vaccination has become a tricky subject for providers to navigate during patient visits. While we need to understand our patients’ vaccination status to care for them, we must also remain sensitive to potential vaccine hesitancy. Against this backdrop lies a golden opportunity for us to help our patients make sound, educated decisions about whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Only about 55% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated.1 Despite a slight rise in vaccination rates due to the Delta variant, daily vaccination rates remain far below their peak.2 Providers may assume that people who are not vaccinated do not want to be vaccinated; however, many other factors may be at play including misinformation and social determinants of health.
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