Counselling the Public
Health care providers can positively influence vaccine acceptance. Your evidence-based recommendation, effectively communicated, can mean the difference between whether your patient gets immunized or not. Health care providers are especially important counselors to explain how vaccines work, and to make recommendations for the immunization of specific populations.
Listed below are some useful resources to help you counsel people of all ages about the importance of immunization.
- Canadian Immunization Guide: Communicating Effectively about Immunization
- Canadian Paediatric Society Practice Point: Working with Vaccine-Hesitant Parents
- CMAJ Commentary: Addressing vaccine hesitancy and refusal in Canada
- CMAJ: Forming trust with vaccine fence sitters
- Canadian Public Health Association Health Digest: Vaccine Hesitancy
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control: Provider Resources for Vaccine Conversations with Parents
- World Health Organization: What influences vaccine acceptance - A model of determinants of vaccine hesitancy
- World Health Organization Europe: How to respond to vocal vaccine deniers in public
U.S. Autism Science Foundation: Making the CASE for Vaccines: A new model for talking to parents about vaccines
These resources are regularly updated, so check back for updates.