Going Viral: Episode 158


Going Viral: Tackling COVID Confusion


In this episode:


– GPs have a crucial role in getting the right message to our patients when discussing COVID vaccine options
– We should stick with the ATAGI recommendations wherever possible
– In discussing benefits and risks, know the latest figures. Check the weekly ATAGI reports
– Other voices are causing confusion and have other motives, our principle responsibility is to our patient and we need to block out the noise
– There is no right or wrong decision, people may take time to make up their minds. There should be no coercion so that trust is not broken


Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

Total time: 42 mins

Guest: Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah, Infectious Diseases and General Medicine Physician; Founder, fungalAi; Co-Founder, Healthcare Workers Australia

Recommended Resources:
ATAGI Weekly Update
Coronavirus vaccine – weekly summary of Yellow Card reporting
TGA Database of Adverse Event Notifications


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