UPCOMING SKEPTALKS

Paul Offit, M.D.

WHAT:  COVID Myths: And the Hits Just Keep on Comin’
The continued onslaught of myths and misinformation surrounding Covid and Covid vaccines has been unrelenting and contributes to the low uptake of this vaccine. I will try to debunk some of these myths and put them in context.

WHO: Paul A. Offit, MD is the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a member of the FDA’s Vaccine Advisory Committeea and the recipient of many awards. Dr. Offit has published more than 170 papers in medical and scientific journals in the areas of immune responses and vaccine safety.

WHEN: Thursday 8 February @ 7:30PM Pacific (GMT-8)

WHERE: Online. Click HERE

 

 

 

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