COVID-19 Vaccines & CHD: Town Hall Wrap-Up

Thank you to the patients and families who participated in our live Town Hall on January 20th, as part of our CHD Wise educational series. Read on for the summary and full video presentation.

CHD Wise is an educational series designed for patients and families, by patients and families. It is a regular opportunity for the community to engage with experts on specific topics. Episodes are held virtually, some live and some recorded. For full program details, please visit our CHD Wise website.

Conquering CHD staff were joined by physician experts in Infectious Diseases, Adult Congenital Cardiology, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, and Pediatric Cardiology for a live town hall on COVID-19 vaccines and CHD. Thank you to Dr. Roni Jacobsen, Dr. Satoshi Kamidani, Dr. Ram Kumar Subramanyan, Dr. Nicolas Madsen, and Dr. Matt Oster for their time and expertise!

Topics covered in the Town Hall include:

  • History of vaccines, study, testing, implementation
  • Importance of vaccination in the CHD/ACHD community
  • COVID vaccine testing, trial, safety processes, distribution priorities
  • Adult CHD patients – priority group to receive vaccine? Contraindications?
  • Pediatric CHD patients – COVID vaccine trial timeline

You can watch the recording of the live town hall here:

If you have follow-up questions from the presentation, a topic you’d like to see us cover in the future, or are an expert willing to collaborate, we would love to hear from you. Email the CHD Wise team today!

Conquering CHD educational materials are free to patients and families, funded in large part by generous donors like you. Please consider a donation today, so we may continue critical programs like CHD Wise.

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