Opposing vaccine hesitancy during the COVID-19 pandemic : a critical commentary and united statement of an international osteopathic research community

Thomson, Oliver P. (University College of Osteopathy, 275 Borough High St, London, UK) ; MacMillan, Andrew (University College of Osteopathy, 275 Borough High St, London, UK) ; Draper-Rodi, Jerry (University College of Osteopathy, 275 Borough High St, London, UK) ; Vaucher, Paul (Foundation COME Collaboration, Pescara, Italy ; School of Health Sciences, HES-SO Fribourg) ; Ménard, Mathieu (Foundation COME Collaboration, Pescara, Italy ; Institut d'Ostéopathie de Rennes, Bruz, France) ; Vaughan, Brett (Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia) ; Morin, Chantal (Foundation COME Collaboration, Pescara, Italy ; Centre Ostéopahtique de Québec, Montréal, Canada ; Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Rehabilitation, Université de Sheerbrooke, Canada) ; Alvarez, Gerard (Foundation COME Collaboration, Pescara, Italy ; Spain National Centre, Foundation COME Collaboration, Barcelona, Spain ; Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre-Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain) ; Sampath, Kesava Kovanur (Centre for Health and Social Practice, Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand) ; Cerritelli, Francesco (Foundation COME Collaboration, Pescara, Italy) ; Shaw, Robert (Scandinavian College of Osteopathy, Gothenburg, Sweden) ; Cymet, Tyler C. (Medical Education, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Bethesda, USA) ; Bright, Philip (European School of Osteopathy, Boxley House, Maidstone, Kent, UK) ; Hohenschurz-Schmidt, David (Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, UK) ; Vogel, Steven (University College of Osteopathy, 275 Borough High St, London, UK)

The trusted role and professional standing that osteopaths have with their patients and within their wider communities requires that the information and messages they communicate are informed by and congruent with current evidence, public health guidance and scientific consensus. This expectation is even more critical during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in relation to sharing information and decisions with patients regarding vaccination. All osteopaths have a social, moral and professional duty to contribute to the prevention of the transmission of infectious diseases. Practitioners must be critically aware when traditional osteopathic theories, principles and ideology may appear to contradict public health advice. Osteopaths should correct erroneous reasoning, false claims or misleading messaging to ensure that their professional practice and advice follows the most robust and recent evidence, public health advice and regulatory requirements.

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Recherche appliquée et développement Santé HEDS-FR
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International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine
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