Vaccine hesitancy

MJH Life Sciences™ COVID-19 Coalition Partners With the International Society for Vaccines on Live Webinar Designed to Combat “Vaccine Hesitancy”

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 5:25pm

Vaccine hesitancy has become a problem of its own, fueled by misinformation and mistrust.

Key Points: 
  • Vaccine hesitancy has become a problem of its own, fueled by misinformation and mistrust.
  • The scientific and research communities, coupled with health care professionals, are in a prime position to restore trust and confidence.
  • Teaming up with the International Society for Vaccines will provide our audiences with high-quality content to help combat vaccine hesitancy at this crucial time.
  • To learn more about the MJH Life Sciences COVID-19 Coalition and to register, click here .

Three in Five Employees Believe That Their Companies Should Create a COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 3:30pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210304005216/en/
    Spotlight Survey Results: Workplace COVID-19 Vaccine Policy (Graphic: Padilla)
    Employees want clarity, whether they believe in mandatory vaccinations or not, according to the survey.
  • For surveyed employees working for companies with existing vaccination policies, 85% of employees supported the approach.
  • Almost half of employees working for companies with 1,000 or fewer coworkers, want 75% or more of their coworkers vaccinated before they return to the workplace.
  • This is especially true for smaller organizations, where the idea of employees getting a vaccine has met more resistance.

ShiftMed Survey Shows 65.5% of Nursing Staff Want the Vaccine

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 1:33pm

A downloadable summary report on the ShiftMed website reveals how nursing staff, mostly RN, LPN, or CNAs, feel about the vaccine and why some are reluctant to get vaccinated.

Key Points: 
  • A downloadable summary report on the ShiftMed website reveals how nursing staff, mostly RN, LPN, or CNAs, feel about the vaccine and why some are reluctant to get vaccinated.
  • To save lives, protect themselves and their families, health care workers should get the vaccine.
  • Interesting statistics from the survey include:
    Seventy-five percent of the survey participants have not had the vaccine, while 25% have.
  • Staff will not get the vaccine because many feel the vaccine was developed too quickly, might be unsafe, or have too many immediate side effects.

Walmart Launches COVID-19 Vaccine Drive to Reach More Residents in Vulnerable Communities

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 4:00pm

To drive higher vaccination rates in vulnerable communities by improving access to the COVID-19 vaccine, Walmart is creating a series of community events to administer the COVID-19 vaccine across the country.

Key Points: 
  • To drive higher vaccination rates in vulnerable communities by improving access to the COVID-19 vaccine, Walmart is creating a series of community events to administer the COVID-19 vaccine across the country.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing Walmart with allocation of the vaccine for this new effort, which Walmart is launching in partnership with local community leaders and nonprofit organizations.
  • We have two goals as we administer vaccines: first, to reach as many people as possible to enable reopening efforts, and second, to ensure equitable vaccine distribution across the communities we serve.
  • Walmart plans to continue these new events over the next several weeks as vaccine allocations allow and is currently planning them in the following states:

Dr. David Berger of Tampa to Address Pregnancy Safety Concerns with FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Committee

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:49pm

On February 26, 2021, the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will meet to discuss Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Johnson & Johnson/Jansenn Biotech COVID-19 Vaccine .

Key Points: 
  • On February 26, 2021, the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee will meet to discuss Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Johnson & Johnson/Jansenn Biotech COVID-19 Vaccine .
  • Dr. David Berger will give a presentation regarding continued vaccine hesitancy and safety concerns related to pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccines (see submitted slide presentation and submitted written comments ).
  • Dr. Berger has specific concerns about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for women of childbearing age.
  • At this time, we cannot confidently say the same for the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and this may have safety implications for developing fetuses.

Survey Finds Only 11 Percent of People Living with Chronic Health Conditions Have Been Contacted by their Doctor about the COVID-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 6:00pm

"Until they hear a specialist in their disease address five of the biggest concerns they have, they are unlikely to get vaccinated soon."

Key Points: 
  • "Until they hear a specialist in their disease address five of the biggest concerns they have, they are unlikely to get vaccinated soon."
  • Top questions and concerns about the vaccine among those surveyed include:
    Will the vaccine interfere with my medications?
  • (39%)
    "Nearly 1 in 2 people living with a chronic health condition is worried that the vaccine will interfere with their current treatment or exacerbate the symptoms of their underlying disease," said Peacock.
  • MyHealthTeams creates social networks that provide support and information for people living with a chronic health condition.

42 Percent of U.S. Workers Want Employers to Delay Re-Opening Until Vaccines Widely Available to Employees, New Eagle Hill Research Finds

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:30pm

The COVID-19 vaccine is reaching some segments of the workforce, but the road ahead remains complicated for employers.

Key Points: 
  • The COVID-19 vaccine is reaching some segments of the workforce, but the road ahead remains complicated for employers.
  • A new national poll of working Americans from Eagle Hill Consulting also finds that 57 percent of survey respondents believe employers should offer vaccine incentives to employees.
  • And, slightly above half (52 percent) agree that employers should require vaccines, up from 49 percent in December 2020.
  • These findings are contained in the 2021 Eagle Hill Consulting COVID-19 Vaccines and the Workplace Survey conducted by Ipsos from Feb 5-9, 2021.

A New Standard: Nursing Education Unites Behind Real Vaccination ID to Prove COVID-19 Vaccination Status

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:41pm

Each Real Vaccination ID card provides validated, physical proof of an individual's COVID-19 vaccination status, convenient digital access to primary source vaccination documents, and includes sophisticated anti-counterfeit technology to prevent fraud and forgery.

Key Points: 
  • Each Real Vaccination ID card provides validated, physical proof of an individual's COVID-19 vaccination status, convenient digital access to primary source vaccination documents, and includes sophisticated anti-counterfeit technology to prevent fraud and forgery.
  • CastleBranch, the creator behind Real Vaccination ID , is the leading provider of vaccine and immunization review for healthcare education programs in the nation.
  • Vaccination documents are reviewed by CastleBranch's team of highly trained experts before a Real Vaccination ID card can be issued.
  • Within nursing education, Real Vaccination ID cards can be used to help students prove vaccination status and return to clinical rotations a critical component of the students' education required before they can transition to and through professional life.

More Organizations to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccine for Employees, But Gaps Exist Between Employers’ and Employees’ Views

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 6:50pm

60 percent of organizations say they will not require the vaccine for employees, and 35 percent are unsure whether they will require the vaccine for employees.

Key Points: 
  • 60 percent of organizations say they will not require the vaccine for employees, and 35 percent are unsure whether they will require the vaccine for employees.
  • 74 percent of organizations that are unsure or not planning to require vaccines for their employees will still encourage their employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Most organizations (88 percent) are unsure or are not offering or planning to offer any incentives to encourage employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Of note, 27 percent of organizations plan to bring all employees back to a worksite when the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available.

The University of Pennsylvania's Behavior Change for Good Initiative Unveils Effective Strategies to Boost Vaccination Rates

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 2:00pm

"While the vaccines are different, we face the same behavioral challenges in encouraging uptake of the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations.

Key Points: 
  • "While the vaccines are different, we face the same behavioral challenges in encouraging uptake of the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations.
  • Rather than convincing the skeptics, we focused on encouraging people who want the vaccine to actually receive it.
  • The significant increase in vaccination rates generated by using the "reserved for you" reminder messaging is especially remarkable given the very low cost of these SMS-based interventions.
  • BCFG hopes these strategies for designing low-cost and scalable nudges will support COVID-19 vaccination efforts and help curb the spread of this devastating virus.