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A Shot in the Arm: What You Need to Know about the COVID Vaccines

January 14, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please note that this is an online panel discussion about COVID vaccine distribution. It is not a sign-up to obtain a vaccination.


With two vaccines approved for emergency use in the U.S., the next major hurdle in the fight against the pandemic will be getting people immunized. In the U.S. alone, distributing vaccines to over 300 million people will present an unprecedented logistical challenge. The accelerated pace of vaccines development has also given rise to many questions and unease among the public.

Moderator Alex Knapp, Senior Editor of Healthcare and Science at Forbes, will lead a discussion with Dr. Kelly Moore to answer your questions about COVID-19 vaccines, including their safety, effectiveness, and distribution process.


Alex Knapp is a Senior Editor at Forbes, where he manages coverage of healthcare and science topics. He writes about a wide variety of topics related to the intersection of science and business, including healthcare, the commercial space industry, and quantum computing. He also edits the Forbes’ “30 Under 30 Science and Healthcare” lists as well as Forbes’ “Europe 30 Under 30 list for Industry & Manufacturing.


Kelly Moore, MD, MPH, is Deputy Director of Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University. The IAC works to increase immunization rates and facilitates communication about the safety, efficacy, and use of vaccines within the broad immunization community of patients, parents, healthcare organizations, and government health agencies. For more than two decades, the CDC has worked in concert with and provided financial support to IAC for the purpose of educating healthcare professionals about U.S. vaccine recommendations.


Accessing the Program

This free, online program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. Your link to join the program will be included in the confirmation email and on the confirmation screen after you complete your registration.

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The program will also be livestreamed on the Library’s Facebook page.

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This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.


January 14
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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