Tips for talking to patients about vaccine side effects

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on April 27, 2021

No matter your specialty—your patients may have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Now that anyone aged 16+ is eligible to receive a COVID-vaccine in Massachusetts, patients are looking to providers to learn more about side effects. Below we have outlined talking strategies to help you answer their questions. We’ve also included common side effects for both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines so that you can keep your patients updated on the facts.

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Topics: COVID-19, vaccine, side effects, Pfizer, fully vaccinated, Moderna

Vaccine hesitancy continues after the first dose—so here’s what providers can do to make sure patients get their second dose

Posted by Alyssa Malmquist on April 20, 2021

As more COVID-vaccines are administered, some patients are experiencing vaccine hesitancy when getting their second shot—if they received either Pfizer or Moderna. Whether their concerns are motivated by side effects, access to their second appointment, or fear of missing work—patients must know how the importance of receiving their second or “booster” dose is to efficacy.

Read more for common questions, concerns, responses, and supporting information you can leverage during these types of conversations with patients.

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Topics: COVID-19, side effects, Pfizer, Moderna