• Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Patients with IBD

      Hudhud, Dania; Caldera, Freddy; Cross, Raymond K (Oxford University Press, 2021-09-24)
      It is recommended that all patients with IBD undergo vaccination against COVID-19. In this commentary, we encourage IBD providers to serve as vaccine advocates and suggest implementing different methods for battling misinformation, paying careful attention to minority population.
    • Ensuring High and Equitable COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Among Patients With IBD

      Caldera, Freddy; Balzora, Sophie; Hayney, Mary S; Farraye, Francis A; Cross, Raymond K (Oxford University Press, 2021-05-20)
      The recent emergency use authorization of a third COVID-19 vaccine means that most patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) will soon be eligible to be vaccinated. Gastroenterology clinicians should be prepared to address patients' concerns regarding safety and efficacy of vaccines. They should also strongly recommend that all their patients be vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. Additionally, they should be prepared to educate patients about logistics that will result in successful vaccination completion. All these measures will be crucial to ensure high uptake among their patients with IBD. © 2021 Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.