Friendly nudge could make young adults open to vaccines

July 6, 2021

Friendly nudge could make young adults open to vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines have been available for nearly seven months in the United States, with most adults eligible for their vaccinations since the spring. But now, in the depths of summer, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 18- to 24-year-olds lag in getting their shots. The key to a turnaround, according to Dr. Joshua Liao, could be your encouragement.

“I think nudging people towards what we think are good health decisions is really important.  A very simple first step is to simply share your experience,” says Liao, an internal medicine specialist with UW Medicine.

Our blog post shares more ideas from Liao’s playbook for encouraging vaccinations.

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