May 5, 2021
To reach community immunity from COVID-19, experts estimate that at least 70% of the population must get vaccinated. Given the history of medical racism, speed of clinical trials and online misinformation, there are some negative perceptions about vaccines.
To combat the COVID-19 virus, developing positive perspectives around vaccination is key.
Jennifer Rodis, PharmD, BCPS, FAPhA, associate dean for outreach and engagement and clinical professor at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, moderated a virtual discussion for College of Pharmacy students to discuss how they can build vaccine confidence within their community.
Students in the discussion shared how they handled common concerns that patients, family members and friends have about the vaccine.
The recorded discussion is available to view for anyone who wishes to build vaccine confidence in their community. Additionally, this printable guide can be used to address common concerns around vaccinations through empathy and evidence.