SC CTSI COVID-19 Vaccine Informational Town Hall

Top medical experts from the University of Southern California and Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science answered your most pressing questions about vaccine safety, efficacy, and access. This virtual town hall focused on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has impacted our local communities and information was shared about availability of vaccines. We’ve discuss how the vaccines were developed and tested to ensure safety and efficacy, and what we know about the county’s plans to make vaccines available to communities in Los Angeles.

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.

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