January 21, 2021

Next Generation Medicine Webinar: Making Sense of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Event Details

Date & Time

Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Free and open to the public


Online Webinar


Kim Blakeley

Event Type & Tags

  • Academics
  • Global Impact
  • Health Wellness

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About This Event

Next Generation Medicine Webinar: 

Making Sense of the COVID-19 Vaccine with Deborah H. Fuller, Ph.D.

The development of a vaccine to fight against SARS-CoV-2 is exciting news, but few of us understand what this means, beyond understanding it’s a possible barrier against COVID-19. How are vaccines developed and how do they work? Will all of the COVID vaccines be the same? How will we know if the vaccine is safe and effective? How often will we need to be vaccinated? Will there be enough vaccine for everyone? Dr. Deborah Fuller, vaccinologist and professor of microbiology at the University of Washington will discuss the answers to these questions and more. Dr Fuller’s lab has been the site of development of a vaccine candidate since January 2020.

Following Dr. Fuller's presentation there will be a panel discussion with Dr. Fuller, Dr. Daniel Getz, chief medical officer Providence Sacred Heart, and Dr. Gretchen LaSalle, a family physician with MultiCare in Spokane, and the author of, "Let's Talk Vaccines: A Clinician's Guide to Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy and Saving Lives. The discussion will be specific to Spokane and eastern Washington, however, all are invited to stay on for this portion of the webinar.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors

Providence Sacred Heart and MultiCare in Spokane, WA, the Spokane County Medical Society and Spokane Regional Health District, Harborview Medical Center, and the UW's Population Health Initiative.