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COVID-19 Research Briefs: COVID-19 Vaccine Development and Distribution

Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will learn more about:

The different types of COVID-19 vaccines, how they work, and some of the current vaccines in development.

  • Increasing vaccine confidence by understanding the integrity of vaccine development, the safety of vaccines, and how mRNA vaccines work.
  • An equitable and ethical approach to vaccine distribution in phases 1b and 1c of vaccine allocation, including older adults, essential workers, and persons aged 16 to 64 with high-risk medical conditions.
  • The rates of hospitalization and death due to COVID-19 in older adults
  • Distribution of COVID-19 vaccines from manufacturers to distributors, to partner depots, to administration sites.
  • The phase-based approach to COVID-19 vaccination and the vaccine availability and administration strategies of each phase.



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  • Tyler B. Evans, MD, MS, MPH, AAHIVS, DTM&H, FIDSA
    Associate Professor of Gerontology
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
    Deputy Public Health Officer; Chief, COVID-19 Immunization Branch, Marin County Health and Human Services Agency