By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, July 16, 2021 (HealthDay News)
Public health officials and government workers are trying everything they can to promote COVID-19 vaccination — advertisements, news releases, cash lotteries, and even incentives like free beer, joints or doughnuts in some places.
But nothing sways a vaccine-hesitant person more than a word with a family member, friend or their own doctor, a new Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) poll reveals.
Survey results show that such conversations were the game changer for most folks who went ahead with the jab, even though they initially planned to wait a while.
“It really seems that conversations with friends and family members — seeing friends and family members get vaccinated without major side effects and wanting to be able to visit with them — was a major motivator, as well as conversations with their doctors,” said Ashley Kirzinger, associate director for the public