Essentia Health is providing an hour-long webinar on Friday to provide a COVID-19 virtual vaccine update for people within all of the communities they serve.

The live webinar will take place from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22 and the public is invited to attend via Zoom. You can click here to access the link to the meeting, which you could also bookmark until Friday.

The webinar will allow residents within the Essentia Health communities to learn about the current status of vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna. They will also discuss the prevalence of COVID-19 across our region, the current trends and new variants, the vaccine-distribution process, how to register for your vaccine, and the safety and effectiveness of these vaccines.

According to Essentia Health, the webinar will begin with brief presentations from five Essentia Health providers, including:

  1. Dr. Peter Henry, chief medical officer
  2. Dr. Amanda Noska, infectious disease physician
  3. Dr. Richard Vetter, chief medical officer for Essentia’s West Market
  4. Dr. Sarah Manney, chief medical information officer
  5. Roseann Hines, senior operations manager – medication use management
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The second half of the webinar will feature a Q&A. Attendees can ask vaccine-related questions via the “Q&A” function in Zoom. Essentia Health say they will do their best to answer as many questions as time allows. Following the webinar, they will post the video to their Facebook and YouTube pages.

Those with questions or concerns about the vaccine as it relates to their personal health condition are urged to contact their primary care provider. Similarly, anyone with a history of severe allergic reactions to vaccines or medications are advised to contact their primary care provider.

You can click on the button below to get complete Essentia Health COVID-19 vaccination information.

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