Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: vaccine hesitancy

  • A pandemic of emotions: Navigating vaccine hesitancy in a post-pandemic world

    Nidhi Bhaskar Providence, Rhode Island   Photo by CDC on Pexels Four years before the COVID-19 pandemic, I was registering community members at a local health fair. An elderly man in line mentioned that he would never receive a flu shot because his healthy cousin had died of an aneurysm after receiving one. I spoke…

  • “An ounce of prevention”: past and present

    Jack E. RiggsMorgantown, West Virginia, United States Donald R. NewcomerGlendale, Arizona, United States Being old and lame of my Hands, and thereby uncapable of assisting my Fellow Citizens, when their Houses are on Fire; I must beg them to take in good Part the following Hints . . . In the first Place, as an…