COVID-19 Vaccines: How quickly will they be available? How safe will they be?Date: September 29, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Join Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi, Class XXXIX, co-director of Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development, an expert in vaccine development, leading a team of researchers committed to creating safe, effective, accessible and affordable vaccines for COVID-19 and other coronaviruses and Allison Winnike, Class XLVI, President & CEO, The Immunization Partnership, an expert in public health policy and law, who will shed light on the path from vaccine development to immunization distribution. They will explore the types of vaccines being developed as well as the safety and speed associated with the evaluation process. Participants will be invited to engage in the dialogue to discuss ethical questions around who should get the vaccine first and how we can encourage diverse populations to participate in vaccine trials. Todd Litton, Class XLIII, President, Lead Texas Forward, will serve as the moderator.
Shital Patel, Class XLVI, Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine and Alfredo Torres, Class LII, Professor/Associate Dean, University of Texas Medical Branch, will join the panelists in facilitating small group discussions.
Open to Fellows and Senior Fellows.
Registrants will receive an email with Zoom login information the day before the event.