Questions about influenza
How can I encourage my patients to get vaccinated?
Inform your patients about the benefits and effectiveness of influenza vaccination and the risks of not receiving the flu shot.
Yet, a clear understanding of the dangers of influenza may not be enough to encourage your patient to get vaccinated. The possible costs associated with immunisation and a fear of needles and supposed side effects are also important reasons for not seeking vaccination. As a healthcare worker, you are in a perfect position to offer advice and comfort.