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COVID Conversations: Encouraging Vaccine Confidence in Hesitant Employees

For our clients, vaccine hesitancy among employees is a big issue - until our employees are vaccinated, our business can’t get back to “normal.”

Our April Webinar was on the topic du jour: vaccine hesitancy in the U.S. For our clients, vaccine hesitancy among employees is a big issue - until our employees are vaccinated, our business can’t get back to “normal.”

We assembled a great panel of folks with a unique perspective on the matter. Joining Roslyn Stone, our CEO, was Sarah Spah, MSN with the Vaccine Branch of the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Response Division, and Cathie Koch, GVP of Corporate Affairs for Bloomin’ Brands.

They delved into the key issues: why some employees aren’t getting the COVID-19 vaccine, what we can do to help and encourage vaccinations, and the deeper issues businesses need to confront when trying to understand employee hesitancy.

We polled our attendees to get their perspective on the issues confronting vaccinations in their business, and they gave us interesting responses.

Throughout the webinar, Roslyn, Cathie and Sarah discussed how employers can build trust in the safety of the available COVID-19 vaccines and encourage overall vaccine confidence:

When you communicate the importance of vaccines to your employees you must:

  • Use credible sources
  • Use trusted sources to share the information with employees
  • Transparency and honesty about risks and side effects (especially compared to those risks and effects of actually getting COVID-19)
  • Combat distrust of vaccine development process
  • Debunk myths

To view an on-demand recording of our April webinar, click here and you can sign up for our May webinar here.


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