|Call With Surgeon General: Increasing Bivalent Vaccination of Older Adults and People With Disabilities Tuesday, November 8, 2022 | 12-1 PM ET|
The HHS Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs (IEA) and the Administration for Community Living (ACL) invite you to join a webinar with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and other subject matter experts on how we can work together to accelerate vaccination of people with disabilities, older adults, and others who are at greatest risk of serious illness from COVID-19.
Staying up to date on vaccinations is the most important thing we all can do to protect ourselves from serious illness due to COVID-19, and it’s particularly crucial for older adults and people with disabilities. This webinar will address the questions and common misunderstandings that prevent many people from getting their updated shots.
Dr. Murthy will share the latest information about COVID-19 and what people need to know about staying up to date with their vaccines to protect themselves from serious illness.
You’ll also hear from boots-on-the-ground organizations in Connecticut about how the aging and disability networks partnered – with each other and with local public health systems – to get shots into the arms of older adults and people with disabilities. They’ll also share lessons learned and successful strategies that can be employed in other communities.
In addition, Dr. Meg Sullivan, Chief Medical Officer for the HHS Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), will talk about what people need to do if they have symptoms.
Agenda: Welcome: Marvin Figueroa, Director, IEA Vaccine update: Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General How the aging and disability networks can accelerate vaccination: Alison Barkoff, Acting ACL Administrator and Assistant Secretary for Aging Walter Glomb, Director, Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities Beverly Kidder, Vice President of Community Programs, Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut What to do if you have symptoms: Dr. Meg Sullivan, Chief Medical Officer, ASPR Q&A If you have a question you would like to submit for the panelists, we encourage you to submit it in advance through the Zoom registration link. The webinar will include live captioning and ASL. If you need additional accommodations to participate, please indicate your requirements when registering for the webinar.