COVID-19 vaccine: Return to college conversation
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Baton Rouge health leaders encourage students and faculty members to come to a virtual discussion surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine Thursday, August 26. They said it’s an important conversation to have as college students come back to campus.
The Louisiana Department of Health and the Bureau of Community Partnership will have a webinar from 5 to 6:15 p.m.
“We see some fear in college students,” said Davondra Brown, Director, Bureau of Community Partnerships and Health Equity. “I think that’s the population that has some questions around efficacy, and we really want to make sure that we get the information out that vaccines are safe. They are very useful when preventing the COVID-19 virus, hospitalizations and fatalities.
They’ll also be talking about the incentive program where students can win a $100 Visa gift card for just one dose of the vaccine.
• Susannah Craig, manager for K-12 standards at the Louisiana Department of Education
• Dr. Leron Finger, pediatric critical care medicine specialist and chief quality officer at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans and clinical assistant professor of pediatrics at LSU Health New Orleans
• Dr. Eric Griggs (Doc Griggs), director of community health for Access Health Louisiana and community medicine adviser for the Xavier University School of Pharmacy Health and Wellness Center in New Orleans
• Robyn Merrick, vice president for external affairs for the Southern University System
• Curtis Wright, vice president for student affairs at Xavier University in New Orleans
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