Coronavirus Tracker: Physicians Tackle Vaccine Misinformation
Nov. 19, 2020
Current updates on association response to the global COVID-19 crisis, along with a roundup of conference, travel and business news and information.
Dispelling Vaccine Misinformation
With misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine development process circulating, the American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates adopted new policy this week that will educate physicians on speaking with patients about COVID-19 vaccination, keeping in mind the historical context of “experimentation” with vaccines and other medication in communities of color.
In addition, the policy calls for AMA to form a coalition of healthcare and public health organizations to develop and implement a joint public-education program promoting the facts about, and encouraging the acceptance of, COVID-19 vaccination. Another aspect of the program will be developing culturally appropriate patient-education materials.
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