Date and Time
March 30, 2021, 7:00 pm (Length: 1 hour 0 minutes)
Scientists at Arizona State University and University of Arizona have joined a national effort to educate the general public about COVID-19 vaccination. Leading Arizona's discussions will be:
- Felicia Goodrum, PhD, University of Arizona College of Medicine
- James Alwine, PhD, University of Arizona
- Grant McFadden, PhD, director, Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy
- Brenda Hogue, PhD, Biodesign Center for Immunotherapy, Vaccines and Virotherapy
The Arizona panelists are among more than 50 scientific experts from across the US, including virologists, infectious disease specialists, medical doctors and other top experts who have rolled out a program of virtual town hall meetings to answer questions from the public about the COVID vaccine.
The program, called “COVID-19 Vaccine Education” is sponsored by the American Society for Virology and the American Society of Microbiology, two of the nation’s leading professional organizations in the area of infectious diseases. See a variety of the regional town hall sessions offered at asv.org/education.
COVID-19 Vaccine Education is seeking to bring fact-based scientific information to a wide variety of Americans including those living in rural and urban areas, particularly communities of color that have been hardest hit during the pandemic. Local and national outreach, as well as social media are being used to bring the program to those who are hesitant to be vaccinated or who have questions about the various vaccines being offered. Questions about safety, speed of vaccine development, side effects, efficacy and new variants will be answered with the latest scientific information available. The town halls will be hosted by pairs or groups of experts, and the sessions will run 45 minutes to an hour.