Vaccine Safety, Effectiveness and Local Distribution Focus of Next COVID-19 Virtual Forum
Updated February 26th, 2021
With the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines underway for priority populations in Northumberland as part of Phase 1 of the provincial distribution plan, Ontario Health Team of Northumberland (OHT-N) partners will host an interactive online session to answer the public’s vaccine-related questions.
How do the COVID-19 vaccines work? Are the vaccines safe? How long will immunization last? How are vaccines being distributed? When is rollout to the general population expected and how will this be coordinated locally? The third OHT-N COVID-19 Virtual Forum will address these questions and more during a 60-minute online event on Thursday, February 25, beginning at 7 p.m.
Join four panelists from the local health care community, who will open the forum with a brief overview of topics including how the vaccines work in the body to combat the virus, the status of local vaccine rollout along with rough timelines for expanded distribution, and the partnerships in place to ensure a coordinated approach to mass vaccination across Northumberland. Panelists will then take questions from participating members of the public.
Who: Moderated by Linda Davis, President and CEO, Northumberland Hills Hospital, this forum will include the following presenters:
- Dr. Ian Gemmill, Acting Medical Officer of Health, Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit
- Karen Peters, Pharmacist, Northumberland Family Health Team
- Dr. Emma Smith, Primary Care Physician
When: Thursday, February 25, at 7:00 p.m.
Where/How: Join the Virtual Forum in one of the following ways:
- Connect directly via Zoom: zoom.us/join
- Dial-in by phone, toll-free: 1-855-703-8985
- Access code for either option:
- Meeting ID: 984 5373 8346
- Passcode: 599866
Joining by phone? Submit your questions in advance to email@example.com or to 1-800-354- 7050, ext. 2335.
Joining via Zoom? Submit questions during the event using the ‘chat’ button.
Why: Get answers to your COVID-19 vaccine-related questions from local experts and learn how community partners are working together to coordinate local vaccine distribution.
Virtual Event Summary and Recording
If you missed the live event on February 25th, please visit the link below to go to the OHT-N website and read the summary and access the event recording: