Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library Event Calendar

Date: 2/23/2021
Time: 5:00 PM -
Title: Vaccination Decisions: Recruiting for Clinical Trials
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Join the Museum of Science for the second in a series of three Town Halls where we discuss the critical decisions our society faces as the vaccination rollout continues.

Along with questions of who gets a COVID-19 vaccine and when, there are many questions about their safety and efficacy. The rapid one-year development process was a testament to the speed at which scientific development can occur with near global collaboration. But how do we know the vaccines are safe for everyone, after such an expedited timeline?

Explore this question and more as we invite experts to discuss how vaccines are tested for safety and efficacy, and how we can ensure everyone is represented in clinical trials.

We will continue to explore this topic through discussions including additional questions like:

What were the clinical trials like?

Were the clinical trials conducted with populations that need it the most?

How do we make clinical trials more equitable, especially for communities that include Black, Indigenous, and People of Color which have been historically exploited in medical testing?

After hearing from our panelists, participants can join small group conversations to share their concerns, ask questions, and continue this important discussion.


Dan Barouch, M.D., Ph.D., Director at the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Nineequa Blanding, MPH, Vice President, Health Resources in Action

Dr. Monica Webb Hooper, Deputy Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities


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