How to talk about vaccines
Courtesy: World Health Organization
Listen with empathy to those who have questions around vaccination.
Ask open-ended questions, such as “What have you heard about the COVID vaccines?” or “Why do you feel that way?”. These questions can help you better understand their concerns, and might also assist the other person in working through their thoughts.
Share trusted information. When you don’t know the answer or if you’re unsure about how to address their concern, offer to help look for information. Asking for their permission might make them more willing to listen to you rather than feeling like you’re pushing unwanted information on them.
Explore reasons for wanting to get vaccinated. When discussing vaccination, nothing works as well as getting personal. Share your own reasons for wanting to get vaccinated and, if you’re in a position to, your experience of vaccination.