https://www.wbur.org/events/657384/wbur-town-hall-ethics-and-the-vaccine Online event
890 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Virtual & Streaming
Join us for the third event in a four-part WBUR Town Hall series on the science, roll out and safety of the coronavirus vaccine.
Essential workers, prison populations, nursing home residents, the elderly and indivduals with select medical conditions are first in line for the coronavirus vaccine. Are there other vulnerable populations who should have priority? Should employers mandate vaccinations to protect their workforce? What about those who will refuse the vaccine because of their beliefs?
Endless Thread podcast host Ben Brock Johnson and producer Josh Swartz tell a story about the ethics of relying on the profit-driven, algorithmic tech industry to deliver critical communication about vaccines. Then, senior correspondent and host Deborah Becker engages Akilah Jefferson Shah, allergist-immunologist and bioethicist at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, to discuss coronavirus vaccine ethics and equity and take your questions.