Following Up Podcast: Educating patients around the COVID-19 vaccine with Tanya Andreadis

As vaccination efforts continue to ramp up around the nation, one thing is certain: Many remain reluctant. This reluctance stems from a lot of things — social media, anti-vaccination groups, religious arguments, the lack of long-term data. Other worries come from our country’s history of hurtful experimentation in medical care and study, and this has made groups like Grayscale Hispanic Americans uncertain about the shot.

Amidst all of this, the most crucial factor is that accurate information can be obtained. Healthcare organizations and our nation’s public health entities play a key part in this.

In this event, we’re talking to Tanya Andreadis, key marketing officer at UCLA Wellness. UCLA’s role in this pandemic continues to be significant—and challenging. In January 2021, Los Angeles County became the first region in the U. S. to reach a million cases. They’re also navigating ways to reach a community that’s extremely different in race, language, socioeconomic position and mindsets about healthcare as well as the vaccine.

For a transcript of this podcasting, read here .