A Message from the New York State Department of Health Vaccine Confidence Workgroup:
You, as members of LHDs, pharmacists, and health care partners play a crucial role in assisting members of the community in getting their COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots.
Getting as many people vaccinated as possible, is the main path toward ending the COVID-19 pandemic. But there is still some vaccine hesitancy or vaccine “unsureness” that may pose a challenge to increasing the numbers of vaccinated people in your area. In addition, there is a good deal of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine that is tough to dispel, especially in an era when social media can spread fallacies far and wide in a matter of seconds.