Peter Newman and Adrian Guta consider the pros and cons of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and vaccine promotionCategories: Faculty, Peter Newman
Professor Peter A. Newman and alumnus Adrian Guta (now Associate Professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Windsor) wrote an article for The Conversation that considers two different approaches to increasing COVID-19 vaccination at post-secondary institutions: mandatory vaccinations and vaccine promotion.
On August 4, Newman was interviewed on the Mike Farwell radio show in Kitchener and on Deutsche Welle (DW) TV on August 9 as part of their daily COVID-19 special. He argues that while there isn’t a one-size fits all approach, starting with vaccine promotion to reach those who have not been able to easily access vaccines or who may be vaccine hesitant due to histories of marginalization, may yield more positive outcomes than immediate mandates.
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