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Ending the COVID-19 pandemic relies heavily on the vast majority of people getting vaccinated; however, vaccine hesitancy is a growing concern. Motivational Interviewing (MI) skills can be used to guide respectful and empathetic discussions around vaccination.

This course covers the strategic use of MI and other communication skills when working with patients who are vaccine hesitant.

Recommended Prerequisite: Familiarity with Basic Motivational Interviewing skills (Open Ended Questions, Affirmations, Reflections, Summaries). An overview of these skills can be found in the course: Motivational Interviewing: A Brief Introduction.

In this course, you will learn to:

  • Identify a patient’s readiness for vaccination
  • Understand how to use Motivational Interviewing to guide respectful discussions around vaccination 
  • Use MI skills and strategies to resolve vaccine hesitancy

Time Required

1 hour

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