Affiliation: Gillings School of Global Public Health
It has been well-documented that concerns about side effects prevent many from soliciting immunization. And family medicine providers play a key role in addressing concerns about COVID vaccines. However, there are few documented examples of the decision-making process regarding second shots after the emergence of a concerning and previously unknown side effect. Therefore, we present a case where a primary care provider and patient worked together to analyze real-time adverse event data on post-vaccination shingles to decide whether to receive the second dose.