Vaccine hesitancy among health care workers – Part 1

For a variety of reasons, from concerns about side effects to lack of trust of societal institutions, many health care workers are hesitant about taking COVID vaccinations. In this episode, Tom discusses this hesitancy with two leading experts in the health care field to examine why this response is occurring and what organizations can do to encourage staff members to have the vaccines.


Guest speakers:

Michele Andrasik, PhD, EdM, MS, MA

Senior Staff Scientist

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Global Health

University of Washington


Tony Reed, MD, PhD, MBA

Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Temple University Health System



Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM

Associate Vice President

Clinical Resources



Show Notes:

[00:50] Vizient survey results on vaccine hesitancy at member organizations

[03:09] A lack of trust in institutions and systems

[06:30] A different way of looking at side effects

[07:06] COVID and social determinants of health

[08:24] Health care staff who are often the most hesitant


Links | Resources:

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: 12 Things You Need to Know (Johns Hopkins) Click here

How to Talk to Someone About Vaccine Hesitancy (Cleveland Clinic) Click here

Vizient webinar on addressing vaccine hesitancy among health care workers (Drs. Villanueva, Andrasik, Reed) Click here


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