Mind the Brain: Vaccine Hesitancy in the Time of COVID-19

December 30, 2020

Mind the Brain:  Vaccine Hesitancy in the Time of COVID-19

December 8, 2020 - "Mind the Brain" is a weekly podcast series, featuring faculty experts from the University of Colorado’s Department of Psychiatry located in the School of Medicine, discussing mental health topics in the time of COVID-19.


In this episode, Dr. Neill Epperson, and Dr. Chad Morris discuss why some Americans may be hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccines, and strategies for effectively addressing concerns related to new vaccines. Morris explains that building and maintaining trust is essential to understanding and overcoming vaccine hesitancy. To establish trust, he recommends facilitating open, honest, and safe conversations using motivational interviewing techniques. To learn more about dealing with vaccine hesitancy and why it is important to address, listen to the podcast: Vaccine Hesitancy in the Time of COVID-19.

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Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine; University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
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