What you should know about the Covid-19 vaccine

  |   Continuing Education, COVID-19

Join us on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at 7 pm for an informational session on the Covid-19 vaccine. Dr. Carrie La Jeunesse will provide a synopsis of current information on the two mRNA COVID-19 vaccines currently being deployed under the Emergency Use Authorization in the United States. The information she’ll share include:

  1. Basic vaccine information
    1. Emergency use authorization vs. full licensing
    2. Susceptibility of different populations
    3. Tiered vaccine administration roll-out
  2. Side effects and precautions
  3. Vaccine resistance, at risk-populations, and health communications
  4. What COVID-19 vaccines might mean for/in the workplace.

Dr. Carrie La Jeunesse works globally with individuals and groups across sectors on collaborative efforts to advance health, wellbeing, security, and resilience. She taps expertise in the biomedical, social, and behavioral sciences to contribute to relevant action in global health, international development, public health, disaster response, humanitarian crises, human rights, and environmental stewardship. She is most passionate about integrating efforts from the ground in resource-limited, crisis-prone communities into decision-making and initiatives at the highest levels of national and international organizations.

Carrie is an alumna AAAS Congressional Science and Technology Policy Fellow and currently sits on the Council of Advisors for the One Health Commission and her county’s council for human rights. She has served in a variety of program, leadership, and advisory positions for organizations such as Veterinarians Without Borders, U.S., Veterinarians International, the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research, the Global Health Response and Resilience Alliance, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. She is a Past-President of the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association.

Carrie holds BS (Zoology) and DVM degrees from the University of California at Davis, and a significant breadth of additional training, certifications, and fieldwork in thanatology (death/dying/bereavement), culture and spirituality, compassion fatigue education, disaster mental health, peacebuilding, and conflict transformation, and global health strategies for security.

Register for the webinar here. Once registered, you will receive your individual webinar link to attend directly from Zoom. If you experience any issues, please contact the WSVMA office at (800) 399-7862. This is an information-only webinar to keep the veterinary community informed about the Covid-19 vaccine.


Posted January 8, 2021