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Lynn Enright: ‘It’s no wonder young women are vaccine hesitant’


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by Lynn Enright
10th May 2021

Read time: 7 mins

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"I will take a vaccine as soon as it is offered to me – but given the lack of communication around the specific concerns of women of reproductive age, I don’t think that it’s surprising that there is some vaccine hesitancy in that group."

We shouldn’t rush to ridicule or admonish vaccine hesitant young women. Their fears and concerns need to be addressed with clear and appropriate messaging

For months, the problem has been a lack of vaccines. But now that the vaccine rollout is finally proceeding at a more impressive pace in Ireland and throughout Europe, it is time to worry about vaccine hesitancy. Few people, besides medics and scientists, had heard of the phrase “herd immunity” before March 2020 – but over the past fourteen months, most of us have become acquainted with the concept. If the vaccine is to work...

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