Can You Ask Someone If They're Vaccinated?

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Can You Ask Someone If They're Vaccinated?

As we edge closer to 70% or even 80% double vaccination targets, you might be wondering how we will all come back together in society once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted?

In particular many of us are feeling anxious about how to tactfully ask friends, loved ones, colleagues and customers if they have been vaccinated, as it can be a very tricky discussion to have with lots of strong feelings involved either way.

The Quicky speaks to two experts to find out how you can safely navigate this difficult conversation, especially when you know someone doesn't want to get the jab, without endangering your relationships or your health.


Host/Producer: Claire Murphy

Executive Producer: Siobhán Moran-McFarlane

Audio Producer: Ian Camilleri


Elizabeth Stuart - Professor in the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Biostatistics, and the Department of Health Policy and Management of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Associate Dean for Education. Elizabeth recently  co-authored the article Should I Ask My Friends If They Are Vaccinated? COVID-19 vaccine etiquette and considerations for all the people in your life

Elisabeth Shaw - CEO of Relationships Australia NSW and has worked for over 25 years as a clinical and counselling psychologist with extensive experience in relationships services

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