Covid-19 Vaccinations Responding to vaccine hesitancyURL: https://mcusercontent.com/ec5dea9536bde16d5a3153530/files/832a3928-9937-4065-ae9e-2d530a5ce35b/London_Social_Prescribing_Resource_Pack_Covid_19_Vaccinations_Responding_to_Vaccine_Hesitancy_FINAL.pdf
A vaccine to prevent COVID-19 is likely to be the most effective way to control the pandemic. Scientists across the world have worked to develop vaccines which have then been rigorously tested for safety and efficacy. Those with a role in delivering/supporting the COVID-19 vaccine programme need to be knowledgeable, confident and competent in order to promote confidence in the vaccination programme and deliver the vaccine safely.
The purpose of this pack is to ensure you have all the resources and information you need to hand, acting as a ‘go to guide’ to support you when talking with patients who are eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination but are showing signs of hesitancy. People may be concerned about or refusing the vaccine due to worries, fears, unclear about messages or for many other reasons. It’s important to understand that people will have their point of view and it may take time to talk through their concerns. Using Motivational Interviewing techniques, listening skills and sharing factual information about Covid-19 and the vaccine may help to encourage people and offer reassurance.