This is a free online event webinar hosted via Zoom. Please register here.
Dr. Allison McGeer will be live with us to host a moderated question and answer session about the COVID-19 vaccines. She will also share more information about the vaccine rollout in Ontario. Have a question? Submit it when you register or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some resources (including timelines, safety measures and vaccination statistics) you may find helpful:
Vaccine Rollout for COVID-19 (Government of Canada)
COVID-19 Vaccines for Ontario (Ontario Government)
Dr. Allison McGeer is a Professor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a Senior Clinician Scientist at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of the Sinai Health System in Toronto. Her research interests are in the prevention of healthcare associated infection, use of epidemiology to reduce the burden of infectious diseases, and adult immunization. She has worked on outbreak investigations for SARS COV-1 in Toronto, and MERS in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and in infection prevention for World Health Organization during the 2014/15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Since January, 2020, she has been working on research related to understanding the clinical features and epidemiology of COVID-19, and the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.
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