Addressing vaccine hesitancy with parents
As a health care provider, parents—including those who are hesitant—consider you the most trusted source of information when it comes to vaccines.
Navigate your next vaccine-hesitancy conversation with help
from these techniques.
First, start with the presumptive approach.
Opening the conversation with a statement (eg, “Your child
needs 3 shots today.”)1—rather than a question—leads to more
parents accepting vaccinations for their children.1,2,3,4
Hesitancy may present as follow-up concerns or questions. Explore evidence-based techniques to address them in the scenarios below.