Can Physicians Change Vaccine Hesitant Patients’ Minds??? Nah!!!
Check this out. What you will see is some mildly interesting stuff concerning telehealth. Skip over that and go to the section on VACCINE HESITANCY.
There you will find some interesting numbers. More specifically, you will see that 52% of physicians believe that they need 2-3 conversations with patients to change their minds about vaccinations, BUT 67% of physicians believe that most patients’ minds can’t be changed.
Put together, these numbers would support what I have been telling our On Doctors’ MindsSM subscribers based on my recent conversations with physicians, and that I also noted in a recent post. That is, almost a year into vaccine availability, many doctors are largely giving up on evangelizing the COVID-19 vaccines with the unvaccinated. Why? In summary, they see time spent on these efforts as wasted, and they simply don’t have the time to waste. Put another way, doctors believe that anybody who hasn’t gotten vaccinated after a year is not likely to do so in the near future, no matter what their HCP says.
Bottom Line. The plot thickens. It should be noted that with the approval of new booster protocols and pediatric vaccinations, this whole dance is going to start up all over again.
My bet? People that are already “fully vaccinated” should be ready to get their third shot. No problem.
On the other hand, how people will feel about getting their munchkins vaccinated will be interesting to watch. New objections? Same old? We shall see!