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Philadelphia Chapter Event: An Update on COVID-19 Vaccines

Wednesday, February 3, 2021, 6:30‑8:30pm EST
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Contact: Jean Brubaker


We all are seeking more information, details and practical advice about the COVID-19 vaccines. Here is an opportunity to get some of our questions answered as we view the recording of a panel discussion (originally given 1/21/21) sponsored by University of Pennsylvania’s Perry World House featuring renowned experts Katalin Karikó (Senior Vice President of BioNTech, the company that created the first COVID-19 vaccine), Paul Offit (Director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) and Drew Weissman (Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine).

With the rollout of new vaccines against COVID-19, an end to the pandemic is finally in sight. Even as mRNA vaccine technology opens a new frontier in medical and scientific progress around the world, the issues of distribution and trust remain major obstacles to widespread inoculation efforts. How do mRNA vaccines work in the first place? How can national leaders promote public trust in these new vaccines? And how can vaccines be distributed more quickly and more equitably, especially in countries with poor infrastructures?

PLEASE NOTE:  We will NOT have an expert on hand to take questions as there are a number of audience questions included as part of the original 1/21/21 presentation, which we will be showing in full. Following the recording, we will have the opportunity to speak informally among ourselves in breakout rooms. 

Material from, 16:59:08 February 26, 2021.
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