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COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Toolkit 

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SC CTSI COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Town Hall Events

We've held quite a few virtual town hall events to inform the public about the vaccine's safety, efficacy and distribution featuring experts from USC and other institutions. We have offered these events in English and Spanish. Click the videos to the right to view recordings of these events.


Watch as Dr. Gregory Taylor gets the second dose of his COVID-19 vaccine at Keck Hospital. He talks about why it is important to get the vaccine and dispels some rumors about the vaccine. Dr. Taylor is the Medical Director of Keck Signature Care and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Keck Medicine of USC.

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available, we understand you may have questions and concerns about the safety, effectiveness and side effects that come with the vaccine. We have put together a list of common questions from the community and responses that have been vetted by medical experts. Please feel free to share this document with your family, friends, neighbors and members of your community. Together, we can stop COVID-19.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution and appointments visit the Los Angeles Public Health Department webpage.


Read about one of SC CTSI's Community Engagement Team's recent project. They have launched an online COVID-19 educational workshop to Support LA's Latinx Communities.

Black doctors, nurses and researchers dispel misinformation and provide accessible facts about the COVID-19 vaccines in this new campaign from KFF’s Greater Than COVID and the Black Coalition Against COVID. W. Kamau Bell joins Black health care workers in an open, honest conversation that gets to the heart of Black people’s questions. A library of 50 FAQ videos cover an array of vaccine-related topics. More content will be added as new information becomes available.

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