Addressing Patient Misconceptions around Flu Vaccine: Dr. Sandra Leal


(upbeat music) – The way I address patient misconceptions about flu vaccine is
I really just ask them what misconceptions they have? So a lot of times they’ll
say, “Oh, my neighbor got sick “right after receiving the flu vaccine,” or, “Last year I got sick
right after the flu vaccine,” and I really just walk them through how the vaccine works. So usually I talk about how
they might have been exposed to the flu before they got the flu vaccine because it takes two weeks
for antibodies to be built up. So one of the things that we go through is a printout I have from the CDC that talks about misconceptions. I leave it on my desk so
it’s accessible to people when they’re coming in to the appointment, and we walk through each
of those misconceptions that they have.

5 thoughts on “Addressing Patient Misconceptions around Flu Vaccine: Dr. Sandra Leal

  1. In addition, doctors receive a minimal amount of training regarding vaccinations. In med school, they are busy cramming huge amounts of information into their brains, swallowing up everything in their textbooks as bible.

  2. There were commercials, ads in magazines and on television convincing you how safe and good these things were. Sound familiar?

  3. ⚆ ⚈ ⚉⚆
    “Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of Men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a Special privilege for medical freedoms as well as religious freedom.” ― Dr. Benjamin Rush

  4. We have lived on this planet a very long time without vaccines. Over this time our bodies have developed a brilliant self regulating immune system, which no one should be tampering with. These mandatory vaccination programs are being used to suppress the people.

  5. If you force patients into asking the wrong questions, the so-called dooctor does not have to worry about the answers. Remember folks, these are the ones who gave us Thalidomide, Oxycontin and Celebrex and are now killing us with Fentanyl! And you go back for more??? I've boycotted MDs for over 40 years and will continue.

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