Conversations with Patients about COVID-19 Vaccine
Studies show healthcare professionals are the most trusted source of vaccine information.
Discussions with patients occur during an in-person office visit, through messages on your patient portal, or at a telemedicine appointment.
Effective strategies include:
- Start from a place of empathy and understanding.
- Assume patients want to be vaccinated.
- Give your strong recommendation.
- Listen and respond to questions.
Your strong vaccine recommendation is the most important part of the conversation.
CDC has resources healthcare professionals can use when talking to patients about COVID-19 vaccines.