What should psychiatrists advise their patients regarding COVID-19 protective measures and vaccination?

Jeffrey C.L. Looi, Stephen Allison, Tarun Bastiampillai, Paul A. Maguire

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Abstract

Dear Sir,

There is now widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccinations in Australia. However, our patients are exposed to media regarding vaccine hesitancy and misinformation about COVID-19. Therefore, practical medical advice regarding COVID-19 protective measures and vaccination is crucial. Psychiatrists can provide essential advice for people with serious mental illness, for whom, due to their increased risks of morbidity and mortality, vaccination is a priority. Behavioural science research shows promoting cooperative behaviour to act for the common good is effective to increase uptake of protective measures...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409
Number of pages1
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Volume30
Issue number3
Early online date8 Feb 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2022

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Vaccine hesitancy
  • Misinformation
  • Mental Health
  • Psychiatry

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