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Health Affairs Launch COVID-19 Vaccination Webinar

Health Affairs Launch COVID-19 Vaccination Webinar

UCD Health Affairs, with the assistance of the  Dean of Students office in UCD, have created a webinar answering some frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccination. The webinar also gives an insight into research in the area of COVID-19 vaccination and treatment. The video is now viewable on the UCD Health Affairs Youtube page:  (opens in a new window)https://youtu.be/rkk4shbcBkc
This webinar was filmed on the 11th of May 2021 and hosted speakers Dr Karina Butler, Dr Cathal O'Broin and Dr Nuala O'Connor. Chief Academic Officer of the (opens in a new window)IEHG and Vice Principal for Health Affairs (opens in a new window)Professor Tim Lynch chaired the webinar. 
Dr Karina Butler is a UCD Clinical Professor of Paediatrics, Consultant Paediatrician and Infectious Diseases Specialist at (opens in a new window)Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin and Temple Street Children's University Hospital. A former president of the (opens in a new window)Infectious Diseases Society of Ireland (2018-2020), Dr Butler chairs the (opens in a new window)National Immunisation Advisory Committee of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and is Chair of (opens in a new window)PENTA Foundation UK. Appointed to the (opens in a new window)National Public Health Emergency Team in late 2020, she is also a member of the (opens in a new window)COVID-19 Expert Advisory Group of the Health Information and Quality Authority. Dr Butler spoke about research into the COVID-19 vaccine and how the roll out was progressing nationally. Dr Cathal O'Broin is a consultant in Infectious Diseases at (opens in a new window)St Vincent's University Hospital. Dr O'Broin is the clinical lead for the (opens in a new window)COVID Assessment Hub and a member of NIAC as well as lecturing in infectious diseases and global health in UCD. Dr O'Broin spoke about treating patients with COVID-19 and research into treatments in this area. Dr Nuala O Connor is a (opens in a new window)Irish College of General Practitioners Clinical Lead for COVID-19. Dr O Connor is also the GP lead on the (opens in a new window)HSE Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Prevention and Control team AMRIC. Dr O'Connor spoke about the ways in which the public can get further information on the COVID-19 vaccination and the practical roll out of the vaccine across Ireland.
The speakers shared their expertise in the various areas of COVID-19 vaccination, research and treatment and also answered some questions submitted in advance by UCD students, in order to provide as much information as possible on COVID-19 vaccination.

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