Communication: Addressing Mistrust About COVID-19 Vaccines Among Patients of Color

This article suggests specific strategies and language that clinicians can use to address mistrust of COVID-19 vaccines among racial and ethnic minorities.

Use this article to:

  • Think about your experiences discussing COVID-19 vaccination with your patients.
  • Consider the reasons patients might be hesitant about vaccination.
  • Review the communication strategies presented in the article and experiment with using them in a role-play activity with your peers.

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