Public Health Perspectives is a podcast brought to you by the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. This podcast breaks down, simplifies and demystifies complex public health issues through various community perspectives.
Should I Take the COVID Vaccine?
At the time of this recording, there were over 24-million reported COVID cases, over 400,000 deaths, and over 4,000 newly reported deaths according to the CDC. The Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines are officially being administered under emergency-use authorization. As such, every news channel, online newspaper, and social media platform is pumping out what consumers need to know. This has left many of us confused and concerned on what is true about this vaccine and whether it is safe to take. During this show, I pull together Nevada's experts to discuss the two vaccines and frequently asked questions and concerns. Guest Speakers:Shannon Odermann Bennett, Immunization Program Manager, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Immunization ProgramDr. Christina Madison, PharmD, FCCP, AAHIVP, Founder and CEO of The Public Health PharmacistHeidi Parker, MA, Executive Director of Immunize NevadaLieutenant Colonel John Brownell, Concerned CitizenCOVID-19 Resources:Immunize Nevada at immunizenevada.orgNevada Health Response at nvhealthresponse.nv.govRegional Information Center: COVID-19 in Washoe County, covid19washoe.comThe Public Health PharmacistSouthern Nevada Health District COVID-19CDC COVID-19 Resources
26 Jan 2021