Disagreement over COVID-19 is creating havoc among American families. One or more of the family may be vaccinated, while one or two are not vaccinated, is the basis of the argument. The reasons to refuse a vaccination are many, worry over the safety and side effects of the vaccine, worry about ulterior motives of the government, do not like being told what to do, or still wanting to wait and see.
Yelling at the dinner table, pleading, bargaining, anger or even crying, all work to no avail.
“It is easier for me to help families who have differences in politics or religion, states marriage and family counselor, Kerry Gail Lewis, EdD. “Unlike those topics, you can’t simply agree to not talk about it. If you’re going to be in one another’s presence and someone isn’t vaccinated and won’t wear a mask, it’s a matter of your health.”
Even with COVID-19 vaccines being so readily available, and free, the CDC still reported in September, ’21, that in this country, 1-3 adults ,are not fully vaccinated.
We will discuss potential solutions next week.