Vaccines are changing the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, but many people are left wondering how they work, whether they’re safe and effective, and how vaccination can protect public health. In this virtual question and answer session, a panel of Cornell vaccine and immunology experts answer audience questions about the science behind the vaccines and share answers to some common concerns.
Please note: Two COVID-19 vaccines – Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna – are currently being distributed in the U.S. The day after this webinar with faculty experts, distribution of a third vaccine, Johnson & Johnson, was paused while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigate a few reported cases in which recipients experienced a rare form of blood clots.
- Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine
- Tompkins County Health Department Statement on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine