Studies show that primary care physicians may be key in reducing vaccine resistance. By enhancing the patient-provider relationship and facilitating open communication, physicians may be able to make a major impact in their communities.
Studies show that between June and August 2021, unvaccinated COVID-19 hospitalizations cost taxpayers nearly $5.7 billion. However, the vaccine hesitancy rate is decreasing in the U.S.
Studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that patients of color are less likely to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and that the vaccine is disproportionately distributed to primarily White communities. Primary care physicians can help alleviate patient concerns and address factors that may prevent them from getting the vaccine with these tips.