COVID Vaccine Town Hall: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask
The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines is advancing in Ontario. The quick development and approval of these vaccines has left many people, including healthcare workers with questions. Are these vaccines effective? What about the new COVID-19 variants? Are they safe for people with comorbidities? How common are adverse effects? Why are there so many, and are they equally good? Should I wait for more data before I get vaccinated?
The Alliance for Healthier Communities is presenting a virtual "town hall" to address questions like these. A panel of doctors and researchers will share their clinical and pharmacological expertise. They will also share their experience as members of marginalized communities that experience historical and systemic barriers to vaccine confidence. Attendees will come away with a deeper understanding of the science behind the vaccines and better equipped to make decisions about vaccination.
Noah Ivers, MD CCFP PhD
Family Physician and Scientist, Women’s College Hospital
Associate Professor, University of Toronto
Canada Research Chair (tier 2) Implementation of Evidence-based Practice