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The Conversation: All FAQs 2

Tips for Starting the Conversation About the COVID Vaccines with a Loved One

“I like to talk about how relationships are really the intervention. So, my relationship with my family member is the intervention to helping them understand vaccines. So, I am going to be more effective talking to my sister or my mom or my dad, then a stranger talking to them about the vaccine.

“I think the other thing that you can help people understand is validating their emotions. It is normal to be afraid right now, it’s normal to be afraid of the infection and it’s normal to be afraid of the vaccine. It shouldn’t paralyze us. It shouldn’t prevent us from moving forward, but it is an okay, it’s okay thing to feel.