All Things Vaccine
As we look towards the Fall 2021 semester, we want to remind our Himmelfarb patrons that GW will require all fully in-person students, faculty, and staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You can find more information about the University’s policy, including the verification process, on the GW Coronavirus site.
If you or your patients need to schedule a vaccination appointment, there are numerous resources to help individuals source appointments. From the official CDC VaccineFinder site to social media-driven Vaccine Hunter groups there are many avenues of access. If you’re not able to find an appointment, you can sign up for alerts and notifications from your specific state’s Department of Health. Closer to home, the GW MFA just announced non-DC residents are also able to visit their walk-up vaccination clinic.
While there are encouraging vaccination rates, we all might still have patients, friends, and family members who are hesitant to get the vaccine. We want to make sure the GW health sciences community is fully capable of navigating these difficult conversations and answering their questions. Our new Correcting Misinformation with Patients Research Guide has a host of resources, and includes an entire page specific to vaccine hesitancy. We recently featured a conversation with Drs. Emily Smith and Heather Young on their work combating COVID-19 misinformation via COVID-101.org. They made a number of useful recommendations we could all keep in mind when addressing vaccine hesitancy and other forms of misinformation.
Stay safe and healthy everyone, and we look forward to seeing you in the Fall!