‘A very charged situation’: Talking to our loved ones about COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy – CBC

Conversations often emotional, but we can approach them constructively, expert says

May 12, 2021

Andrew Magnus had a handful of reasons why he didn’t plan on getting vaccinated for COVID-19.

The 55-year-old Calgarian felt the provincial government’s messaging for the vaccines was too fear-based, and he worried the vaccines had been rushed to market.

Information seemed to be missing about the gap between doses, and he wondered if side-effects were underreported, he says.

“I didn’t feel like I was getting the information I needed. So that led me to hesitancy on the vaccine, just because of a general mistrust,” Magnus said.

He isn’t an anti-vaxxer or a conspiracy theorist. He just had his doubts.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/vaccine-hesitancy-alberta-covid-loved-ones-conversations-1.6016647

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