Join us for an open, robust and vital discussion about the development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.
Offered via Zoom, the community discussion will be hosted by the Horizon Foundation, Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and the Howard County Health Department, with support from County Executive Calvin Ball.
The discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges associated with COVID-19 vaccines currently approved or under development, and vaccine-distribution plans in Maryland and Howard County. A panel of experts will also explore how communities of color have experienced health injustices and suggest ways to address racial equity in decisions related to the vaccine and its distribution.
The panel will include:
· Dr. Ruth Karron, Professor and Director Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
· Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and participant in a local COVID-19 clinical trial
· Dr. Maura Rossman, Howard County Health Officer
· Moderators: Nikki H. Vernick, President and CEO, Horizon Foundation and Dr. Mohammed Shafeeq Ahmed, Interim President, Howard County General Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine
All are welcome to join this discussion and to pre-submit questions via the registration page or send them directly to Cat Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 pm on Jan. 6.