Town Hall

A Town Hall discussion for community physicians entitled “Answering your patients’ questions about COVID-19 vaccines” took place on Dec. 22, 2020. Topics included vaccine safety, efficacy, side effects and guidance for patients who are pregnant/breastfeeding.

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Speakers include: Hilary Babcock, MD, MPH Medical Director of the BJC Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Consortium Medical Director, Occupational Health, Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children’s hospitals Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine Ebony Carter, MD Assistant Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Chief, Division of Clinical Research Washington University School of Medicine Marta Perez, MD Assistant Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology Washington University School of Medicine Laborist, Labor & Delivery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Rachel Presti, MD, PhD Medical Director, Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit Associate Professor of Medicine Washington University School of Medicine The session will be recorded for viewing on the Washington University School of Medicine COVID-19 website, if you are unable to attend. Questions about the webinar may be sent to

Explaining the vaccine to patients

The Faculty Practice Plan provides talking points and a recorded virtual town hall to help health-care providers, including community physicians, answer questions from patients, visitors and other guests about COVID-19 vaccination. These resources cover initial rollout timeframe and availability as well as vaccine safety and patient care protocols.