New Project Addresses Vaccine Hesitancy
(May 6, 2022) The Ohio Osteopathic Association has been working with the AOA and a handful of other state osteopathic associations on an initiative to help DOs and their practice staff discuss the importance of COVID-19 prevention, including vaccinations. As part of the project, a resource page was added to the OOA website to provide resources and tips when talking with vaccine-hesitant patients.
Since physicians are regarded by the public as a trusted source of health information, vaccine-hesitant patients are more likely to choose to be vaccinated if they learn about the benefits and receive accurate information from a trusted doctor. Attendees at the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium received “Facts on Vax” buttons to encourage their patients to ask questions.
Other participants in the project, in addition to the OOA and AOA, include the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, Michigan Osteopathic Association, Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, and Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association.
Go to the resource page at OhioDO.org/FactsOnVax.