COVID-19 Vaccine 101: What does the vaccine do? How does it protect us against SARS-CoV-2? Why is it important to get it?

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

COVID-19 Vaccine 101: What does the vaccine do? How does it protect us against SARS-CoV-2? Why is it important to get it?



Do you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine? Do you have concerns about whether you should get vaccinated or not? In this seminar, Dr. Tokuyama, a viral immunologist in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, will provide an overview of how the COVID-19 vaccine works and how the vaccine generates an immune response that protects us against severe disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. We will discuss why this is important for individuals and the larger community and follow-up with a Q&A session to answer your questions.


Dr. Tokuyama is a new faculty in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology (M&I). She is a viral immunologist who has extensively studied the interface between viruses and the immune system. During this pandemic, she has also contributed to a number of research projects on SARS-CoV-2 testing and COVID-19 immune responses.


Please submit any questions to: parvin@mail.ubc.ca.
 



June 29, 2021 at 12:00-1:00 pm 
Register on Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/Covid19-vaccine-JUNE-29