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Overcoming Flu Vaccine Hesitancy: The Caregiver's Resource Sheet

Flu: Quick Start Resources
CDC's Flu Overview
Emergency Flu Symptoms (VeryWellHealth) Symptoms such as difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, and chest pain or severe abdominal pain indicate a need to go to the hospital. Click here for all symptoms and more information: https://www.verywellhealth.com/when-you-should-go-to-the-hospital-with-the-flu-770306
Flu Prevention Prevent the flu to the best of your ability by taking certain key steps such as vaccinating and keeping your hands and common surfaces clean. Learn more tips here: www.healthyessentials.com/wellness-solutions/cold-flu-prevention-tips
Flu Vaccine Finder (CDC)

Flu Vaccine Fact List
Flu Shot Fact and Fiction (NPR)
Flu Vaccine Side Effects
Complete Guide to the 2019-2020 Influenza Vaccine


Overcoming Flu Vaccine Hesitancy

When Flu Facts Aren't Enough, Use Persuasion: Managing Vaccine Resistant Attitudes and Beliefs
Talking Points About the Flu
Flu Shots and Persuasion
Seven Ways to Talk to the Vaccine Hesitant that might actually change their minds.
How to Respond to Vocal Vaccine Deniers in Public (Best Practice Guidance)
Explaining 'Herd Immunity' May Convince More People to Get Flu Shots
Anonymous Nurse: Convincing Patients to Get Vaccinated Is Becoming More Difficult
Patients Skeptical of the Flu Vaccine? Here’s How to Reason With Them
Understanding Extreme Vaccine Hesitancy Anti-Vaxxers: Singular in Focus, Varied in Argument. Four distinct types of anti-vaccination content seen in Facebook posts: 1) Mistrust of scientific community ("doctors uneducated, parents need to educate selves"), mandatory vaccination threatens ability to make decisions about own children; 2) mistrust of chemicals in vaccines, preference for homeopathic approaches; 3) Safety-- belief that vaccines cause autism, that kids who don't get vaccinated are healthier; 4) 'Conspiracy: government "hides" information that anti-vaccination groups believe to be facts.'

Links courtesy of the CDC and the Public Health Corps

("Putting the Public Back Into Public Health")

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