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Ways to ensure the 2nd COVID-19 vaccine doses with the patient engagement tools

As per a survey, patients sometimes struggle to remember to get the second dose for vaccinations.

The COVID-19 vaccines are not the first inoculations that require multiple doses to acquire efficiency. Patients who are trying to receive full protection from shingles and human papillomavirus, and other illnesses also require two shots. As per a recent survey, individuals are not certainly the best to get them.

The poll released last month from DrFirst shows that 43% of respondents say they have received a vaccine that requires multiple doses. But 13% say they didn’t get the second done, or they are not sure about it. 

Residents cite numerous reasons for missing out on the next doses. It also included the failure to receive the reminders from the provider. Also, lack of realization, the mission of appointment, or forgetting are the other reasons.

DrFirst provides a technology-based solution for healthcare organizations. It says the illustrated gap in the survey potentially leads to the lack of effectiveness in the COVID-19 vaccines. Studies are also showing that the second doses of Pfizer and Moderna come with a strong immune reaction.

The providers of healthcare need to understand that it is easier for people to forget the follow-up shots. Also, they do not know what kind of reminders work best for them. 

Industry leaders are pointing towards the potential for the patient engagement tools for the patients to assist. The amount of care and follow-up needed for an ideal vaccine roll-out is not getting the allowance from the delivery model.

According to Fallon, the amount of money the government and health systems are spending for the vaccination is worth investing in the tools for promoting health literacy. It is important to ensure people that the second dose is really very vital.

The organizations are having a wide range of options to inform the patients about the second dose. According to Guillaume de Zwirek, the healthcare providers are under very pressure to effectively communicate with the patients in the pandemic.