What to do when your number is called: a COVID-19 vaccine information panel
Is it necessary for young, healthy adults to get the vaccine?
Have any doubts about getting the COVID-19 vaccine?
Or perhaps you would just like to know what your signing up for by getting a needle in your arm?
If so, please come join the NMT Biology Department for a vaccine information panel from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, geared toward students. The panel will be moderated by Biology Department Assistant Professor Dr. Joel Sharbrough. Panelists will include Biology Professors Dr. Tom Kieft and Dr. Snezna Rogelj, as well as NMT postdoctoral researcher and UNM medical student Dr. Danielle Turner. Two external experts will also serve as panelists: Dr. Bryce Chakerian (UNM) and Dr. Steven Stewart (PHS, as available).
During this panel we will provide: (1) a brief history of successful vaccination campaigns and compare those historical events to the COVID-19 pandemic, (2) a primer on how the vaccine works and how your body develops immunity from it, (3) a brief discussion of the vaccine approval process, and (4) a discussion of the safety and efficacy of the vaccine from the currently available data.
We will also answer a number of questions from the audience to help assuage concerns about vaccines in general and about the COVID-19 vaccines specifically.
Registration for the panel is required. To register, please follow this link and fill out the necessary information.
Please fill out this Google Form to submit questions for the panel: