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AAFP President-Elect Steven Furr, MD, Talks About Vaccination in Practice vs in Theory


"When the COVID-19 vaccine came out, we were doing a good job with the flu if we got 40% of our patients vaccinated. So the expectation that 90% of the people were going to take this new vaccine that they'd never heard of was probably really not practical."

Steven Furr, MD, president elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians, recently spoke with Patient Care® about how the introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine has affected the arc of vaccine acceptance overall in his practice and and offices of his colleagues.

Steven Furr, MD, president-elect of the American Academy of Family Physicians, is a family physician in Jackson, AL, where he co-founded Family Medical Clinic of Jackson. Furr has cared for patients for more than 35 years, including providing obstetrics care for more than 25 years. He is a certified medical director, as well as a certified medical examiner. He is also an adjunct professor with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, AL.

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