SLU webinar to dispel myths about COVID-19 vaccine

SLU webinar to dispel myths about COVID-19 vaccine

ST. LOUIS • St. Louis University’s School of Medicine and their Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 2, to help inform the public and address misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

“On Tuesday we plan to have a webinar debunking the myths surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Denise Hooks-Anderson, Interim Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at St. Louis University. “We were hearing lots of rumors in the community regarding people’s rationale for not wanting to get the vaccine.”

Hooks-Anderson said the webinar would help bring a better understanding of the vaccine and how it works while giving the public the opportunity to ask questions of area experts. 

“We plan on asking a lot of the frequently asked questions seen on the CDC website as well as a lot of the questions that the community has submitted for this webinar,” Hooks-Anderson added. 

Originally planned as a webinar for pastors and priests to inform their congregations about the vaccine, the demand for this type of information has pushed the webinar to go public for everyone. 

Registration is required to access the free virtual meeting. The link to the webinar can be accessed here. The webinar will be one hour long and will begin at 4:30 p.m. 

A panel of area experts and faith leaders will share information to help dispel some of the fear and confusion surrounding the vaccines. 

Hooks-Anderson said, “I feel like in this one-hour time period people will leave a little bit more informed.”

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