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June 20, 2023 28 mins

Do you know the true impact of COVID-19 vaccinations in preventing severe illness, hospitalizations, and death? Join us for a vital conversation with our faculty experts.  Together, we uncover the latest research on the vaccines' role in preventing complications from the virus and reveal exciting new findings on potential anti-inflammatory benefits and a reduced risk of long COVID for those who have been vaccinated.

As new data is published, we should be continually providing that information to our patients.  We can keep those conversations going by sharing that data in meaningful ways for our patients.  Amid the misinformation that circulates, we can be a trusted resource for patients for reliable information about vaccines and their importance.

We also explore the importance of vaccination for high-risk patients, the risk factors associated with COVID-19 complications and how chronic illnesses can increase the severity of symptoms. Learn how to effectively communicate the risk and the benefits of getting vaccinated. Boost your resolve to be a role model and advocate for COVID-19 vaccinations in our healthcare practices and communities.

Topics include:

  • Preventive benefits of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Factors that contribute to a higher likelihood of experiencing severe issues from COVID-19
  • Benefits of vaccines pre and post infection
  • Incorporating COVID-19 vaccines into regular immunization schedules
  • Research specific to pregnant women and children
    • More evidence of safety and benefits of the vaccine
    • Additional risks from contracting COVID-19 & other inflammatory or chronic conditions that might arise
  • Recently added populations who are at higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19


  • Understand how to discuss the evidence for the continued recommendation of the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Recognize the additional impacts of COVID-19 on special populations
  • Identify the current higher risk groups for COVID-19 complications

Hosted by:  Corinne Kohler, MD, FAAFP, Christina Wells, MD, MPH, FAAFP, and Santina Wheat, MD, MPH, FAAFP
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