The New Normal: Vaccine hesitancy, safety and effectiveness
News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined this morning by Dr. Gregory Poland and his daughter, Caroline Poland, to talk about vaccine hesitancy. Dr. Gregory Poland is an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, and Caroline Poland is a licensed mental health counselor.
The reasons for COVID-19 vaccine acceptance and hesitancy remain complex.
Anger and fatigue are piling up on both sides. Caroline Poland and Dr. Gregory Poland discuss this:
Some people are leery of how quickly the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines rolled out. How do you answer to them? How do we have conversations to get rid of that fear?
How do we try to find a balance during a pandemic to let people be informed without causing fear?