Virtual town hall on COVID-19 vaccines and JHU

Johns Hopkins University will host a virtual town hall on Thursday, Dec. 17, from 4 to 5 p.m. to provide the latest information, address concerns, and answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Drawing upon the knowledge of world-class experts, the town hall will review what is currently known about the efficacy and safety of the new vaccines, how the vaccines will be distributed at JHU and to whom, and how the JHU community can come together to build trust and overcome vaccine skepticism.


Lisa Cooper
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Health Equity
James F. Fries Professor of Medicine
Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity and the Urban Health Institute

Nancy Kass
Phoebe R. Berman Professor of Bioethics and Public Health
Vice Provost for Graduate and Professional Education

Gabe Kelen
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response
Director, Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response

Jonathan Links
Professor of Environmental Health Sciences
Vice Provost and Chief Risk Officer

This conversation will be moderated by Stephen Gange, professor of epidemiology and executive vice provost for academic affairs.

View the livestream broadcast on the university's COVID Information website. Questions can be submitted in advance at