Using motivational interviewing techniques to inform decision-making for COVID-19 vaccination
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Motivational interviewing is a patient-centered communication style used to enhance a person’s internal motivation for attitudinal change by exploring and solving inherent ambivalences. In the face of rising COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, pharmacists and other health care professionals may use motivational interviewing to enable individuals making informed decisions with regards to the COVID-19 vaccines. The purpose of this article is to integrate theory with practice by describing a scenario that illustrates how motivational interviewing skills and strategies can be used to reduce COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.