Vaccine Hesitancy: Is Healthcare Listening?

Vaccine Hesitancy: Is Healthcare Listening? is the second episode in a six-part At the Core of Care podcast series about building confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines. During this series, the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium hopes to support nurses and our communities participate in conversations to promote vaccine confidence and support public health.

We’ll hear from nurses across the country sharing their experiences with vaccine rollout and vaccine hesitancy in the communities they serve. In this episode, we start in Boston, Massachusetts, and move to east-central Kansas, and talk with nurses, Dr. Deborah Washington and Ashley Beying.

Dr. Washington is the Director of Diversity for Nursing & Patient Care Services at Massachusetts General Hospital since 1995. She also serves on diversity advisory committees for multiple nursing schools and led diversity committees for the National Black Nurses Association and the Future of Nursing: Campaign For Action.

Ashley Beying is a nurse practitioner primarily caring for patients across the lifespan at the Waverly Medical Clinic, associated with the Coffey Health System in east-central Kansas. She also works at the Coffey County Health Department and provides well-woman care in that setting.

This project was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant number NU50CK000580). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this resource center do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.

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