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Thursday, Apr 21

Virtual Town Hall: The Latest on COVID-19 and Navigating the Road Ahead

Embracing a “new normal” in order to protect people from COVID-19 requires navigating the constant flow of updates and adopting community-specific approaches to a range of challenges. CDC Foundation + Vaccine Equity Cooperative created a space to share your latest concerns, learn from each other and answer your most pressing questions in this webinar.

Thursday April 21, 2022 | 3:00 – 4:00pm ET / 12:00 – 1:00pm PT

The CDC Foundation is partnering with the Vaccine Equity Cooperative to conduct webinars for community-based organizations and their partners.
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Many community-based organizations are working to embrace a “new normal” in order to protect people from COVID-19. That effort requires navigating the constant flow of updates and adopting community-specific approaches to a range of challenges, from vaccines and boosters to masks, testing and treatments. This event from the CDC Foundation and Vaccine Equity Cooperative (VEC) created a space to share your latest concerns, learn from each other and answer your most pressing questions. In this interactive Town Hall webinar, national and local experts discussed the top COVID-19 questions and addressed the biggest concerns during the next phase of the pandemic, including:

  • Feeling unprepared to keep communities protected for another surge or new variant
  • Keeping the vaccination momentum going, especially for families and children
  • Battling misinformation during quickly changing COVID-19 protocols
  • Confusion over when and where to use a mask • Managing widespread COVID fatigue in the community
  • Unexpected reality of long COVID, and other long-term outcomes of the pandemic
  • Speakers

  • Melissa Boyette, Senior Coordinator, Contact Tracing Innovations, CDC COVID-19 Response Team
  • François Castonguay, PhD, Health Analytics and Modeling Fellow, CDC COVID-19 Response Team
  • Kevin Chatham-Stephens, MD, MPH, FAAP, Pediatric Vaccine Planning & Implementation Lead, CDC Vaccine Task Force
  • Alex Fajardo, Executive Director, El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center
  • Anne M. Hause, PhD, MSPH, Epidemiologist, Immunization Safety Office, CDC
  • Jayne Morgan, MD, Executive Director, COVID-19 Task Force, Piedmont Healthcare
  • Lisa Waddell, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, CDC Foundation (moderator)
  • (originally broadcast on April 21st, 2022)

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