Jagdish Khubchandani, PhD, Professor of Public Health at New Mexico State University, discusses why individuals might be hesitant about COVID-19 vaccines. 

As Dr. Khubchandani explains, the COVID-19 vaccines were developed very quickly relative to most other vaccines being administered to the public. Therefore, even individuals who are not generally vaccine-hesitant are admitting concerns. The trouble with calling those who are COVID-19 vaccine-hesitant “anti-vaxxers” is that it creates even more anger and confusion, according to Dr. Khubchandani. Instead, he argues, as a collective we ought to be praising those who are getting vaccinated as quickly as they can and educating ourselves and others about why getting the COVID-19 vaccines is important.

To read more about this, Dr. Khubchandani and colleagues recently published a study in the Journal of Community Health to assess COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in a community-based sample of the American adult population.

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