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Immunity, Vaccination, & COVID-19 Webinar

Date & Time of Recording:
May 15, 2020
  • On-demand video
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In this 1 hour webinar, we will cover the foundations of immunity, with particular emphasis on how your body defends against viral pathogens. We will discuss why herd immunity is so critical for preventing spread of pathogens in a populations, and how vaccination works to help prevent that spread. Particular focus will be paid on the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in addition to current strategies to develop a vaccine for this virus. We will address the question for how long it will take to develop a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 to prevent spread of COVID-19, comparing the current estimates to other clinical trials for vaccines and other drugs.

Keywords: Covid-19 vaccine


At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the overview of the immune response, emphasis on viruses.
  • Analyze and discuss herd immunity.
  • Explain vaccination and immune memory.
  • Discuss virology of SARS-CoV-2.
  • Analyze vaccination development for SARS-CoV-2.
  • Discuss timelines for clinical trials (vaccination in general and SARS-CoV-2).
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Credits Available
  • All participants
    Area Health Education Consortium
    Credit Statement
    This program provides 0.1 CEUs by Pee Dee AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
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