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Angus Thomson: Communicating with patients about their vaccinations – Communication methods, support and counteracting disinformation

Published Online: October 18th 2022

In this interview, Dr Angus Thomson (Irimi Company, Lyon, France) discusses effective methods for communicating with patients about their vaccinations, how healthcare professionals (HCPs) can help to counteract disinformation, and additional resources for HCPs and patients.

Interviews available in this series:

Angus Thomson: Barriers to vaccine acceptance in a post-COVID world

Angus Thomson: Zero-dose children: Global COVID-19 impact on routine immunizations

Angus Thomson: Communicating with patients about their vaccinations – Communication methods, support and counteracting disinformation

Angus Thomson: Addressing vaccine hesitancy, global vaccine uptake, and communication methods

Questions:

  1. In your opinion, what are the most effective methods of communicating with patients about their vaccinations? (0:50)
  2. How can HCPs best support their patients with their decision on whether to get vaccinated? (6:35)
  3. What could HCPs do to help counteract disinformation? (8:49)
  4. Could you tell us a little about any resources that are available to HCPs to help improve communication with patients, and other HCPs? (12:07)

Disclosures: Dr Angus Thomson is a consultant for UNICEF, and Sabin Vaccine Institute.

Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media. Interview conducted by Katey Gabrysch.

Available resources:

Online IPA Vaccine Trust Course and Participant registration form

 

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