What We Need to Know About Corona Virus Vaccines
Wednesday, February 10 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
Online via Zoom or by Phone
FREE TO PLATO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE LINK TO ATTEND. PLEASE REGISTER Before the event starts. QUESTIONS can be written in during the event.
A Corona Virus vaccine may soon be available. Each of us must decide whether to be vaccinated and, if so, which vaccine to choose and when to get the shot. Over the past year we have been bombarded with information, some good and some bad, regarding the virus and possible treatments and vaccines. To decide for ourselves, we should understand the risks and benefits of vaccination based upon the safety and efficacy profile of each vaccine and then make a personal decision regarding Corona Virus vaccination.
This talk will introduce concepts of vaccine development and marketing approval, discuss the concept of measuring risk versus benefit, review reliable information regarding safety and efficacy profiles for current or pending Corona Virus vaccines and provide sources of trustworthy information readily available to consumers.
A PLATO member, Michael Roy studied infectious diseases for over 40 years developing vaccines for biopharmaceutical firms and federal agencies. He served 30 years with the Army, active and reserves, developing and applying diagnostics for infectious diseases, taught in the Biotechnology Masters Program at UW-Madison and is the co-author of Biotechnology Operations: Principles and Practices.
As the lecture is online, you can use your computer or smartphone to access the lecture and see the speaker during the presentation. You will not be visible during the lecture, but you will be able to chat with the speaker by typing in your comments.
If you do not have a computer or smartphone you can also use your regular phone to dial a phone number and listen to the talk.
Questions? - contact the lecture organizer and speaker, Michael Roy, at email@example.com