Debating COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters: Public Health Strategy in a Shifting Landscape

Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
October 29, 2021 - 12:00 pm CDT
- 1:30 pm
Public health authorities in the U.S. are analyzing data on the long-term effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines and debating the need for vaccine booster shots. This webinar will bring together top experts in public health with different points of view. They will consider recommendations from the CDC that some populations receive a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine booster, the potential necessity for Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine boosters, and vaccination of children.

In this highly interactive webinar, panelists will discuss these pressing issues and respond to audience questions. This is the fifth webinar in the Consortium’s “COVID Controversies: Ethical Challenges in Research & Treatment” webinar series. Find more information and register here.

Panelists are:

Eric J. Topol, MD
Executive Vice President
Scripps Research
Director & Founder
Scripps Research Translational Institute

Sarah S. Long, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Drexel University College of Medicine
Emeritus Chief, Section of Infectious Diseases
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Yvonne Maldonado, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Stanford University School of Medicine
Medical Director, Infection Prevention and Control and Attending Physician
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford

Moderated by:

Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH
Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)
University of Minnesota

Susan M. Wolf, JD
Chair, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences
University of Minnesota
Contact Info
Matt Tveter
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