Latino Communities and the COVID-19 Vaccines

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Date/Time Thu, Jan 21 @ 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
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Facebook Live
Admission Free

Event description

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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, communities of color have been disproportionately affected by the virus. For the Latino community that’s meant more cases, more lives lost, less access to testing, less ability to stay home due to essential and front-line jobs, and greater stress on home and family life within multi-generational households.

With vaccinations already underway in Chicago, join WBEZ weekend anchor Araceli Gómez-Aldana and leading public health experts to help you get verified, fact-based information. Panelists include: Ngozi O. Ezike, MD, Director of Illinois Department of Public Health; Archana Chatterjee, MD, PhD, Dean, Chicago Medical School and Member, FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee; and Juanita Mora, MD, Allergy and Immunology, Chicago Allergy Center and national spokeswoman for the American Lung Association. During this event we will answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. This event will be held in English with live Spanish language translation.

This virtual event kicks off a four-part series of COVID Conversations that connect Chicagoans to resources to survive this pandemic winter. Each hour-long event will feature a WBEZ host in conversation with experts, answering questions submitted by the public. Join us and be sure to submit questions via our survey. We’ll get to as many as we can during the event, and may use your questions to drive our reporting on COVID-19.

Thank you to Belmont-Cragin United, Esperanza Health Centers, and Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights for their support in collecting community questions, assisting with event promotion and co-livestreaming this event. This event was also supported by the Pulitzer Center.

See our Facebook event here.