Can-Change developing vaccination hesitancy resources

Can-Change has recently added Vaccine Hesitancy to its arsenal of training program and workshop topics and will be generating resources to help healthcare professionals and trainees promote vaccination adherence. Find below a preview of these resources.

Dr. Samir Gupta is a clinician-scientist, an adjunct scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital, and an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He is also a collaborator of Can-Change Lead Dr. Kim Lavoie’s International iCARE Study on health behaviours related to the COVID-19 pandemic. He talked to CBC’s The National about the different COVID-19 vaccines (see video below).

Dr. Kim Lavoie spoke to Radio-Canada OhDio’s Tout un matin and Matins d’ici radio shows about those with concerns about vaccinations, making the distinction between those who are against it and those who are hesitant (in French).

Dr. Lavoie also took part in a wider discussion alongside McGill University’s Dr. George Thanassoulis about the root causes of clinical inertia and nonadherence in the context of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) patients care. They talk about the underlying reasons why a large proportion of patients do not reach treatment goals and discuss common patient and physician-related factors that influence adherence. Listen here.