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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 identifies common types of vaccine hesitancy clinicians may encounter. Reviewthe hesitancy types to help identify the sources of your patients’ hesitancy and find advice from fellow clinicians on how to address them.
    For an overview of how to use the guide, visit theaboutpage.
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    Version française

    Prenez-vous soin des patients francophones? A full translation of the Vaccine Hesitancy Guide is now available! Click thelanguage selector button at the top right of the screen to change the site over to French at any time.
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    Are you encountering pediatric vaccine hesitancy?

    The Vaccine Hesitancy Guide has advice to help you navigate COVID-19 vaccine conversations with parents and their children. See what otherclinicians are saying to support better conversations about childhood vaccination.
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    Are you encountering concerns about pregnancy or fertility?

    The Vaccine Hesitancy Guide team worked with family doctors and other experts to help clinicians communicate the importance of the COVID-19vaccine during pregnancy. The Guide provides discussion points to better understand the reasons for patient hesitancy during pregnancy or while trying to conceive.
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    Let us know your thoughts on the site!

    How have you been enjoying the VH Guide so far? Have you referred it to your colleagues? Do you have a success story to share? Ideas ofadditional content you’d like to see on the site? Share your feedback and experiences with us!
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    Have you seen our ‘clinical pearls’ section?

    ‘Clinical pearls’ features direct clinician-to-clinician advice on how to approach and conduct vaccine hesitancy conversations. From affirmingyou’re an ally to lowering the temperature, this section features advice applicable to conversations with any type of hesitancy. You can also view our undifferentiated vaccine hesitancy section for specific overview, advice, and resources applicable to helping all types of vaccine hesitant patients.
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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.

Look at Our Media Coverage
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Terms & Notices
 2022 Vaccine
 Hesitancy Guide