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In this episode, Dr. Paul Offit and Dr. Margaret Trexler Hessen discuss the scientific underpinnings of vaccine development and get up to speed on the advanced COVID-19 vaccine candidates. They also speak about the realistic expectations for the COVID-19 vaccine and how hygienic measures will remain an important component of controlling the virus.
Dr. Offit is the Maurice R. Hilleman Chair of Vaccinology and Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Offit co-invented the RotaTeq vaccine and is co-editor of Elsevier’s reference book, Plotkin’s Vaccines.
Hosted by: Margaret Trexler Hessen, MD, FACP, FSHEA, Director, Point of Care, Digital Content, Elsevier Clinical Solutions