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Healthy Conversations: Vaccination insights

June 18, 2021 | Healthy Conversations

Today, we explore the latest thinking and insights on the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Guests include Dr. Dylan George, a leading data and biosecurity expert who has advised two presidential administrations and currently holds a vice president role at Concentric by Ginkgo (Ginkgo Bioworks). Dr. George is hard at work tracking variants, assessing the data supply chain, and improving public and private partnerships so that we are better positioned for future pandemics. You can listen to the full conversation with Daniel and Dylan in the podcast episode below, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Our second guest, Dr. Sree Chaguturu, Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark® shares practical advice for clinicians, because, “In our own survey data, when we ask patients who are hesitant, and we ask, who do you want to hear from? They always say clinicians first. They are not looking to hear from politicians, they're not looking to hear from athletes, or celebrities, they want to hear from you and me and our colleagues about what we personally think about these vaccines.”

Finally, we discuss vaccination and pregnancy with Alice Crisci, a patient advocate and founder of the FertilityAnswers mobile app and community, which serves over 120,000 women who are pregnant or hoping to be.