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Atlanta-Based OB-GYN Specialist Discusses Vaccine Hesitancy Among Women

Dr. Genevieve Fairbrother shares how she’s working to combat misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Dr. Genevieve Fairbrother shares how she’s working to combat misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine.
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An Atlanta-based OB-GYN specialist, who describes COVID-19 as challenging and lonely, says she gets emotional seeing people suffer — and she and her team have been working to combat misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine.

“I spend more time talking with patients about long-hauler syndrome and their worries about it, and usually, my patients don’t have that, but they have a friend who has that, who is still having chest pain, still having shortness of breath,” said Dr. Genevieve Fairbrother of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Atlanta.

Fairbrother, who also serves as the chief medical officer of the Atlanta Women’s Health Group, was a guest on Wednesday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

The veteran doctor told show host Rose Scott that there’s no direct correlation that COVID-19 vaccines trigger menstrual, hormonal or DNA changes in women.

“At some point, you have to draw a line in the sand where you say there’s enough data out there for me to make a reasonable decision,” Fairbrother said.

During the interview, Fairbrother further explained that COVID-19 vaccines don’t cause infertility or adverse outcomes during pregnancies and that her practice is administering vaccines because they believe in them.

“The majority of the women in my practice who are not vaccinated don’t do it because they don’t believe in the vaccine but because it’s an emotional decision, and they are still a bit worried,” Fairbrother said.

To listen to the full conversation, click the audio player above.