“While opposition to the vaccine may be hardening, pediatricians and family physicians enjoy an advantage the CDC and Dr. Fauci may not: namely, they are liked and trusted by patients. In general, parents look to personal physicians for guidance and usually follow their advice on health care for their children. Doctors can use that trust to convince skeptical parents of the benefits of getting their children vaccinated.
Even the medical office setting can be an advantage. Unlike a bustling pharmacy or a crowded mass vaccination site, a doctor’s office offers a low-key, familiar environment, one in which a parent might be more open to counseling.”
Rich Parker is an internal medicine physician.
He shares his story and discusses his KevinMD article, “How to get young patients vaccinated against COVID-19.”
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