Public event to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

Feb 04, 2021

Not sure if you will get the COVID-19 vaccine when it is available? You might want to take part in an upcoming public event.

The University of Windsor and its partners with the WE Spark Health Institute have invited five local doctors to discuss the safety, efficacy, and necessity of getting the vaccine.

“As our region begins its rollout of the new COVID-19 vaccines, many in our community have expressed their hesitancies,” said lead organizer Zainab Taleb, a student of biomedical sciences at the University of Windsor. “This event is the opportunity for the public to ask these questions directly to a panel of experts.”

A recent survey by Statistics Canada suggests less than 60 per cent of Canadians are eager to get the shot once it is available.

The panel includes Windsor-Essex Medical Officer of Health Doctor Wajid Ahmed, Head of Infectious Disease at Windsor Regional Hospital Doctor Corinna Quan, and immunologist Doctor Munir Rahim.

The event is on WE Spark Health Institute’s Facebook page at 6 p.m. on February 19.