"At the interpersonal level, people can help to normalize vaccination as the standard among their friends and family–not by lecturing or hectoring, simply by openly sharing that they themselves are vaccinated. Health care providers also have a role...
"At the interpersonal level, people can help to normalize vaccination as the standard among their friends and family–not by lecturing or hectoring, simply by openly sharing that they themselves are vaccinated. Health care providers also have a role to play in de-sensationalizing the issue and making discussions about COVID vaccination a more routine part of their standard practice.
Even as the U.S. looks forward to a summer of possibility, the true end of COVID is still a long way off. The virus will continue to evolve, perhaps in unpredictable ways.
Science has done the heavy lifting to create an extraordinarily effective vaccine; it will take individuals adapting to social norms to keep those defenses working."
Stefanie Demetriades is a communications researcher.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, "Done with COVID? Not so fast."
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