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Getting Shots Into Arms: The Race to Vaccinate Against COVID-19

January 21, 2021




It’s been a long and draining year in the year since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the United States. But help is on the way with two FDA-authorized vaccines, and more likely to get approved in the months to come. Now begins the challenge of getting Americans vaccinated from the virus that has killed more than 400,000 Americans and sickened even more. Our guests today discuss where we are now in the rollout, what we can expect in the weeks to come, and making sure that the vaccines are distributed equitably in populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

Our experts on this episode also discuss that while there have been perceived challenges in the initial rollout, the overall effort of getting vaccines into the arms of a virus that barely existed one year ago is nothing short of miraculous.

Guests:

  • Claire Hannan, MPH, Executive director, Association of Immunization Managers
  • Thomas Dobbs, MD, MPH, State health officer, Mississippi State Department of Health

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