Concerns Expressed From Healthcare Workers, Patients in Recent Survey Regarding Vaccine Hesitancy

Pharmacy Times spoke with Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM, practicing health care provider, and associate vice president for clinical resources at Vizient, about concerns for healthcare workers that were noticed in the survey and any concerns patients are expressing.

Pharmacy Times spoke with Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM, practicing health care provider, and associate vice president for clinical resources at Vizient, about concerns for healthcare workers that were noticed in the survey and any concerns patients are expressing.

The survey discussed is the Vizient Pharmacy Program participants, which included 167 partial and completed responses, showed 27% have seen moderate to high vaccine hesitancy among health care workers.

This is a partial transcript of the interview. View the full response in the video.

Tomas Villanueva, DO, MBA, FACPE, SFHM: A lot of it has to do even with understanding how the emergency waiver came about...they feel maybe that occurred too quickly and are even concerned about the side effects of it.