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    Are your patients hesitant about getting a COVID-19 vaccine?

    The Vaccine Hesitancy Guide supports better clinical conversations about vaccines. It differentiates common types of vaccine hesitancy that primary care clinicians may see. Browse through these types to help identify the sources of your patients’ hesitancy, and find advice and resources on how to address them.
    For an overview of how to use the guide, visit theaboutpage.
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    Updated Pregnancy and Fertility Section

    The Vaccine Hesitancy Guide team is talking with family doctors and other experts to help clinicians communicate the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy. This update includes support for better communications with patients who are concerned that vaccines will affect their fertility or unborn child.
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    Bientôt Disponible! Coming Soon!

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    French Translation

    Prenez-vous soin des patients francophones? Une traduction complète des conseils inclus sur le Vaccine Hesitancy Guide sera bientôt disponible! A full translation of the advice included in the Vaccine Hesitancy Guide will be available soon!
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    Pediatric Vaccine Hesitancy Section

    The Vaccine Hesitancy Guide has recently added content to help you navigate COVID-19 vaccine conversations with parents and their children. See what other clinicians are saying to support better conversations about childhood vaccination!
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    Medical Exemptions Section

    The Vaccine Hesitancy Guide has a new section to help clinicians speak with patients seeking medical exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination. It includes content on how to express your professional obligations and identify the underlying concerns behind your patient’s request for an exemption.
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Who We Are
The Vaccine Hesitancy Guide was developed by a team of researchers out of the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy.We assembled the Guide’s content out of interviews and conversations with primary care clinicians.
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Myles Leslie
Dr. Myles Leslie, PhD is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy. He is a qualitative action researcher working at the point of health policy implementation and alongside practitioners to identify solutions that can work. Dr. Leslie brings a range of international experience in healthcare ethnography to the study and co-design of primary care quality improvement efforts.
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Raad Fadaak
Dr. Raad Fadaak, PhD is a Research Associate at the School of Public Policy. He has an extensive background in qualitative health research, including research on pandemic preparedness, global health security, and the COVID-19 response in Alberta, Canada.
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Nicole Pinto
Nicole Pinto, MPH is a Research Associate at the School of Public Policy. She received her master’s degree in public health in 2019 at the University of Guelph. Prior to joining the team, Nicole worked on homeless health research in Canada, and international health advocacy for older adults.

Media Coverage

The Guide has been featured in a number of publications including Global News Edmonton, CBC News Calgary, the Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, among others.

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