COVID19 Vaccines: Boosters, Kids, and Other Updates (November 18, 2021)
Summary: Studies show that COVID-19 vaccines are very effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. Now that there are approved, authorized, and recommended COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, accurate vaccine information is critical. COVID-19 vaccination will be an important tool to help stop the pandemic. Safety is a top priority, and there are many reasons to get vaccinated.
Dr. Lisa Morici will talk about how the vaccines have been developed, the safety and efficacy information from clinical trials and real-world data, and why vaccination works to help stop the spread of COVID-19. She will provide updates on the vaccines, including the 3 dose recommendation for immunocompromised individuals, updates on booster doses, and status on vaccines for children. Please join us in this important webinar so together we can reduce the spread of misinformation and help agricultural communities access the COVID-19 vaccine.
Intended Audience: Agriculture producers, safety and health professionals, health care providers, other people working in agriculture.
Lisa Morici, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tulane University
Dr. Lisa Morici is a tenured Associate Professor in the Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine. Her research program focuses on the development of next generation vaccines for biodefense and emerging or re-emerging infectious diseases. Dr. Morici has successfully moved candidate vaccines from the discovery stage to planned phase 1 clinical trials. Her vaccine research program is currently supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Dept. of Defense.