Preparing the public for COVID-19 vaccines How can general practitioners build vaccine confidence and optimise uptake for themselves and their patients?
Margie Danchin, Ruby Biezen, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Jessica Kaufman, Julie Leask
AfP | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: The availability of a COVID-19 vaccine is being heralded as the solution to control the current COVID-19 pandemic, reduce the number of infections and deaths and facilitate resumption of our previous way of life. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to provide a framework for primary care of what will be needed to optimise COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake in Australia once the vaccine prioritisation schedule and key target groups are known. DISCUSSION: While a number of vaccines are currently under development, with at least seven undergoing phase III trials (28 August 2020), it is hoped that an effective COVID-19 vaccine will become available to the public in 2021. Ensuri..View full abstract