Debating COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters: Public Health Strategy in a Shifting Landscape
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 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. Panelists include: Eric Topol, MD, Director & Founder, Scripps Research Translational Institute, Sarah S. Long, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, Yvonne Maldonado, MD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Stanford University School of Medicine. Moderated by: Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), University of Minnesota, and Susan Wolf, JD, Chair, Consortium on Law and Values, University of Minnesota.