Search
Close this search box.
Search
Close this search box.

Recent Posts

Visit the Your Reliable Source Blog page

Still have questions about COVID-19 vaccine? Include your doctor in the discussion.

Dr. Michael Alston, a primary care physician with Kaiser Permanente in Tacoma, encourages his patients to share their concerns about COVID-19 vaccine. He welcomes the conversations and wants everyone who isn’t sure about getting the vaccine to talk to their healthcare provider.

“The biggest challenge I’ve heard from patients is interpreting all the data,” he said. “Our families are getting lots of information from social media, from traditional news media, and from friends and family. And they’re really trying to distill and deduce information together.”

That’s why Dr. Alston likes to keep it simple.

“I talk about three different messages with my patients,” he said. “I tell them vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. And vaccines are saving lives. And this is particularly true with the COVID-19 vaccine.”