Doctors seeing hesitation for multiple vaccines

Health leaders say other diseases could see a resurgence due to the pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that measles is now a global threat after millions of children missed their shots during the pandemic. Now doctors are starting to see parental hesitation about non-COVID-19 vaccines. KETV NewsWatch 7 spoke with a doctor who says it all relates to all the misinformation out there. He says it is extremely difficult for parents to know what is true and what is not. In the age of social media, it can be difficult to determine a fact from fiction, especially when it comes to vaccines. “It’s very difficult for many of our patients. To know what’s true and what’s not true. If you go on the internet right now, just with COVID, you don’t really know what information is coming to you and what to really focus on,” said D -ro Alberto Marcelin. Marcelin works at Chalco’s site of Nebraska Medicine. He says it makes people even more hesitant to get vaccinated. “It’s confusing to see how my patients get the tetanus vaccine, but are hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccination and you’re more likely to die from COVID than you’re from tetanus.” said Marcelin. He says people think twice about all vaccines, so he tries to help his patients decide what is best for them. “They do have questions and all of those are valid questions. So I take the time to inform them and also discuss any information or things they’ve seen online and whatever questions they may have,” Marcelin said. When the CDC reports that measles is now a global threat, Marcelin says it shows what can happen if people choose to skip vaccines. “The hesitation for vaccination has always been there. Distrust and distrust are all about opportunities. I think this, COVID-19 really, was so much misinformation there, about the disease,” Marcelin said. Marcelin says the best thing you can do right now is get vaccinated and he wants to remind people that if you have any questions about the shots, you should ask your healthcare provider.

Health leaders say other diseases could see a resurgence due to the pandemic.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that measles is now a global threat after millions of children missed their shots during the pandemic.

Now doctors are starting to see parental hesitation about non-COVID-19 vaccines.

KETV NewsWatch 7 spoke with a doctor who says it all relates to all the misinformation out there. He says it is extremely difficult for parents to know what is true and what is not.

In the age of social media, it can be difficult to determine a fact from fiction, especially when it comes to vaccines.

“It’s very difficult for many of our patients to know what’s true and what’s not true. If you go online right now, just with COVID, you don’t really know what information is coming to you and what to really focus on,” he said. Dr. Alberto Marcelin.

Marcelin works at the Chalco site of Nebraska Medicine.

He says people are even more reluctant to get vaccinated.

“It’s surprising to see how my patients will take the tetanus vaccine, but you’re hesitant about the COVID-19 vaccination and you’re more likely to die from COVID than you are from the tetanus vaccine,” Marcelin said.

He says people think twice about all vaccines, so he tries to help his patients decide what is best for them.

“They do have questions and all of those are valid questions. So I take the time to inform them and also discuss any information or things they’ve seen online and whatever questions they may have,” Marcelin said.

When the CDC reports that measles is now a global threat, Marcelin says it shows what can happen if people choose to skip vaccines.

“The hesitation for vaccination has always been there. Distrust and distrust are all about opportunities. I think this, COVID-19 really, was so much misinformation there, about the disease,” Marcelin said.

Marcelin says the best thing you can do right now is get vaccinated and he wants to remind people that if you have any questions about the shots, you should ask your healthcare provider.

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