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COVID-19 Vaccine: The Journey to Immunity

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University of Illinois Springfield
Jan 15, 2021   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Molly Lamb, Executive Director of UIS CSPL, Moderator
This webinar will focus on:
  1. The types of vaccine available, efficacy, safety and herd immunity;
  2. Vaccine allocation and distribution; and
  3. The decision-making for vaccine prioritization and distribution.  

Public health and health care panelists will join together to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and answer important questions around the safety and efficacy of each vaccine, allocation and distribution. Additionally, panelists will dialogue about COVID-19’s impact on specific populations and how the impact has determined vaccine prioritization, along with giving some understanding of when herd immunity (point at which enough people are immune to the virus) will be reached.


12:00 PM 

  • Welcome & Brief Updates
  • Panel Discussion
    • Dr. Vidya Sundareshan, Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases, SIU-SOM
    • Dr. Wes McNeese, Executive Director for Diversity Initiatives, SIU-SOM
    • Brian Churchill, Facilitator EMS and Emergency Management, HSHS St. John’s Hospital
    • Heidi Clark, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, IDPH

      Moderator: Molly Lamb, Executive Director, Center of State Policy and Leadership, UIS

12:45 PM Q&A 

1:00 PM Adjourn

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