Questions about COVID-19 vaccines? Check out town hall and online resources
The announcement and rollout of vaccines for COVID-19 have provided hope for the eventual end to the pandemic and the return to greater flexibility for businesses and in-person gatherings, but the effectiveness of the vaccines are dependent upon their widespread use in the population. It’s crucial to arm yourself with the facts of the vaccines’ efficacy, safety and importance.
The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Community Engagement for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora is hosting a community town hall event tonight (Jan. 14) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. about the COVID-19 vaccines, specifically regarding outreach in communities of color. The event will discuss vaccine hesitancy in minority communities and feature professionals who were directly involved in the development of the vaccines. Moderated by the Colorado School of Public Health, the town hall is open to all. Register at bit.ly/CUCOVIDtownhall.
Additionally, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Tri-County Health Department (the public health agency for the three counties in which Aurora sits), have extensive and easy-to-understand information available online and in multiple languages, including frequently asked questions, background on the vaccine development, and information on the phased rollout. Please go to COVID19.Colorado.org/Vaccine or TCHD.org/866/COVID-19-Vaccines to learn more.