ROANOKE, VA – As health leaders continue to try to reach those hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine, they’re providing tips for you to help.

Dr. Cynthia Morrow of the Roanoke-Alleghany Health District led a virtual Q&A Wednesday night. She shared seven tips for talking with a loved one who is wary of the vaccine:

  • Ask for specific reasons why they don’t want the vaccine

  • Empathize with their concerns

  • Share your story

  • Don’t argue

  • Move discussions offline

  • Replace myths with facts

  • Point out better sources such as or