UCLA leaders offer facts on COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness at town hall

Faculty and Staff

UCLA administrative and medical leaders provided updated COVID-19 vaccination information and answered faculty and staff questions at an hour-long town hall with nearly 2,000 viewers on Wednesday, Jan. 28. The event was the third town hall, including one for students, UCLA has offered this month to address the rollout of the vaccines.

“We’re beginning to see the light at the end of a really long tunnel,” UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said. “Mass vaccinations obviously are going to be the key to pulling out of this.” Block thanked UCLA Health personnel for their extraordinary efforts to vaccinate and educate people and affirmed that UCLA will offer the vaccine free of charge to all students, faculty and staff. Block, like the medical experts at the event, strongly encouraged members of the Bruin community to get the vaccine at their earliest opportunity.

Among the highlights:

Both of the currently approved vaccines — one developed by Moderna and the other by Pfizer — have proven to be highly effective in combatting COVID-19 across demographic and age groups.

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