Free webinar Thursday to focus on Washington vaccine rollout

The hour-long Q&A starts at 5 p.m., and advanced registration is required

If you have questions about how Washington is handling the phased approach to rolling out COVID-19 vaccines, the state is providing a free hour-long expert panel on Thu., Feb. 18 at 5 p.m.

A free webinar is being held at 5 p.m. on Thu., Feb. 18 for people interested in learning more about the state’s vaccine rollout. Photo courtesy Washington Department of Health
A free webinar is being held at 5 p.m. on Thu., Feb. 18 for people interested in learning more about the state’s vaccine rollout. Photo courtesy Washington Department of Health

The virtual event, titled “Understanding WA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Phases” will be hosted on Zoom, and feature Washington Secretary of Health Dr. Umair A. Shah, SheAnne Allen, the state’s COVID-19 vaccine director, and Dr. Christopher Chen, medical director for Medicaid with the Washington Health Care Authority.

“The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is one of the largest logistical endeavors in Washington state history,” said Dr. Shah in a news release. “Our hope is to provide people across the state answers to their questions about vaccine phasing in our state, going beyond the headlines to delve deeper into the phases, vaccine distribution, eligibility requirements, and equitable distribution.”

The webinar will be moderated by Louis B. Shackelford, program manager at the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) — Fred Hutch.

To attend the webinar, advanced registration is required. Questions can also be submitted in advance.

If you’re unable to attend live, you’re encouraged to register anyway and a link to the video will be sent to you.

Event information:

Understanding WA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Phases

Thu., Feb. 18, 5-6 p.m.

Registration Link: https://cplusc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m5QzAdR6SN2N7b6u-4ItKQ

Spanish language and ASL options will also be provided.

Washington residents can learn more about COVID-19 vaccines at: www.covidvaccinewa.org

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