The Syneos Health Podcast

Syneos Short: Talking to Our Families About COVID-19 Vaccines

August 25, 2021 Jeffrey Stewart
The Syneos Health Podcast
Syneos Short: Talking to Our Families About COVID-19 Vaccines
Show Notes

This week, the US Food and Drug administration approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. But will this help accelerate the vaccination effort? The US Surgeon General gave a public warning recently: "Health misinformation is an urgent threat to public health. It can cause confusion, sow mistrust, and undermine public health efforts, including our ongoing work to end the COVID-19 pandemic.” Also this week, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a report saying the number one reason for those who changed their minds and got vaccinated, the single thing that worked best, was talking with family.

In this Syneos Short, host Jeff Stewart debunks the most common myths circulating about COVID-19 vaccines and provides tips for guiding friends and family as they wade through a sea of information.

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EPISODE REFERENCES:

AP News (SM-102)

YouGov.com poll - why won't Americans get vaccinated

CDC VAERS and vaccine risks

Nature hydroxychloroquine 

The Guardian Ivermectin paper

NEJM  COVID-19 vaccines reduce transmission

GizmodoMedium COVID-19 vaccine death claims retracted

NBC News unvaccinated hospitalizations

AP News COVID-19 deaths among unvaccinated