UF Health and Florida Department of Health in Alachua County host community COVID-19 vaccine information town hall

Press release from UF Health

Thousands of people in the Gainesville community already have received at least one dose of an available COVID-19 vaccine as we work to bring an end to the pandemic. All adults, 18 and older, in Florida are now eligible to receive any of the approved vaccines. Those 16 and older are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

UF Health and the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County continue to work together to meet the demands for vaccinations in our area. Part of that effort includes helping families get the information they need to create a vaccination plan and feel confident in reconnecting with loved ones.

UF Health and the health department will host a Q&A-style town hall to discuss issues including how the vaccines work, who should get vaccinated, the benefits and potential side effects, and how long a vaccine may protect you from the coronavirus.

Participants can submit questions when registering for the event or during the live Zoom webinar.            


Michael Lauzardo, M.D., M.Sc., assistant director of the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute, and director, UF Health Screen, Test & Protect.

Kathleen Ryan, M.D., associate division chief for pediatric infectious diseases at UF Health

Paul Myers, administrator, Florida Department of Health in Alachua County

WHEN:          6 p.m.,Thursday, April 29

WHERE:       This is a virtual town hall. To register: https://ufl.zoom.us/webinar/register/6016177350107/WN_pARqDeOPSYWhLGFUA63i0Q

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