Overcoming Flu Vaccine Hesitancy

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The Caregiver’s Resource Sheet

  • Flu killed 8 times more people last year (79,000) than drunk drivers (10,585) in the United States.
  • And yet only 37.1% of the population gets vaccinated – often due to “flu vaccine hesitancy.”

Flu: Quick Start Resources

>> CDC’s Flu Overview

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

>> Emergency Flu Symptoms

Symptoms such as difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and chest pain or severe abdominal pain indicate a need to go to the hospital. Click here for all symptoms and more information.

https://www.verywellhealth.com/when-you-should-go-to-the-hospital-with-the-flu-770306

>> Flu Prevention

Prevent the flu to the best of your ability by taking certain key steps such as vaccinating and keeping your hands and common surfaces clean. Learn more tips here:

https://www.healthyessentials.com/wellness-solutions/cold-flu-prevention-tips

>> Flu Vaccine Finder

https://www.walgreens.com/topic/scheduler/influenza-vaccine_1.jsp

Flu Vaccine Fact List

>> Flu Vaccine Side Effects

https://www.livescience.com/40279-flu-shot-information.html

>> Flu Shot Fact and Fiction

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/11/24/457103549/worried-about-the-flu-shot-lets-separate-fact-from-fiction

>> Complete Guide to the 2019-2020 Influenza Vaccine

https://www.medicareadvantage.com/complete-guide-to-the-flu-vaccine

Overcoming Flu Vaccine Hesitancy

When Flu Facts Aren’t Enough, Use Persuasion: Managing Vaccine Resistant Attitudes and Beliefs

>> Talking Points About the Flu

https://hr.umich.edu/benefits-wellness/health-well-being/occupational-health-services/ohs-services/immunizations/michigan-medicine-flu-shot-information/talking-points-about-flu

>> Flu Shots and Persuasion

https://www.mdedge.com/obgyn/article/149600/infectious-diseases/flu-shots-and-persuasion

>> Seven Ways to Talk to the Vaccine Hesitant (that might actually change their minds)

>> How to Respond to Vocal Vaccine Deniers in Public

http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/315761/Best-practice-guidance-respond-vocal-vaccine-deniers-public.pdf

>> Explaining ‘Herd Immunity’ May Convince More People to Get Flu Shots

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-vaccines-education/explaining-herd-immunity-may-convince-more-people-to-get-flu-shots-idUSKBN1JW2MC

>> Anonymous Nurse: Convincing Patients to Get Vaccinated is Becoming More Difficult

https://www.healthline.com/health/nurses-find-it-difficult-to-convince-patients-to-get-vaccinated#1

>> How to Talk to Patients Who Object to the Flu Vaccine

>> Understanding Extreme Vaccine Hesitancy

https://www.medpagetoday.com/pediatrics/vaccines/78732

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