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The first vaccine town hall, broadcast on January 21, was hosted by Ivan Semeniuk, Science Reporter for The Globe and Mail, and featured Dr. Michael Houghton, Director of the Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute and a professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Alberta; Dr. Allison McGeer, a professor at the University of Toronto and an infectious disease physician for Sinai Health System; and Dr. Caroline Quach-Thanh, Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) and a professor in the Department of Microbiology, Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the University of Montreal.

The panel discussed several important issues regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, including the efficacy of mRNA vaccinations (the basis of both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines), the timing and variables involved in multi-dose vaccinations, and why vaccination is an important part of ending the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderator | Ivan Semeniuk

Dr. Michael Houghton
Dr. Allison Mcgeer
Dr. Caroline Quach-Thanh

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