For those of you who have had the privilege of meeting Mary Beth Koslap-Petraco, you understand well that she is one of the most dedicated and enthusiastic vaccine champions among us. If, however, you have not had the pleasure of meeting Mary Beth, we recommend that you read, “With Kindness and Respect, We Can Help Others Choose to Be Vaccinated,” a post that she recently penned for the American Federation of Teachers blog.

In the post, Mary Beth recreates her approach to vaccine conversations with an example, shares the motivation for her deep commitment to vaccines, discusses the important role for nurses in vaccine advocacy, and describes the CASE model approach to vaccine conversations.

Check it out today! We guarantee you will leave with at least one new tip or insight!

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