Vaccine hesitancy among health care workers – Part 2

Health care workers can be hesitant to take the COVID vaccines for a number of reasons. To address this challenge, organizations can take a number of approaches, from vaccine mandates to incentive payments, yet these tactics may not really address the strong, even deep-seated, concerns staff members may have about vaccination. On this episode, we continue our discussion about addressing vaccine hesitancy.


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:

[01:30] Temple University Hospital: vaccines not mandatory, all groups consulted

[06:00] Getting out the news and the staff voice

[09:28] Easy access: walk-in clinic

[11:06] Strategies for listening to those who are vaccine hesitant; vaccine “equity”


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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