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How to Motivate Patients to Immunize

Margot Savoy, MD, MPH

Margot Savoy, MD, MPH

This is part of a series by the STFM Group on Immunization Education for National Immunization Awareness Month.

Immunization conversations can be a challenge even for the most experienced family physician. Even when both the physician and patient agree on the benefit of vaccination, the discussion may require navigating a complicated mix of public health, infectious disease, and immunology interspersed with patient fears about safety and benefit. Fitting that neatly into an already jam-packed 15-minute encounter can be difficult.

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