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UF Physicians Address the Value of COVID-19 Vaccines

Despite so many waiting anxiously for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, many others are hesitant to get inoculated, even as more vaccines gain approval from the FDA and with increasing availability to the general public. 

This “vaccine hesitancy” stems from several concerns, but a few of them are more widespread among those who are on the fence about getting vaccinated.

Several UF Health physicians and researchers have weighed in on many of these important issues, offering unbiased information based upon the science involved.

Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D., tackles some of the common myths regarding the vaccines:

Michael Lauzardo, M.D., M.Sc., shines light on why the vaccine development process should be trusted:

Folakemi Odedina, Ph.D., expands on the clinical trials and why all populations should trust the vaccines:

Natalie Dean, Ph.D., describes what the vaccines are meant to prevent:

Jessica Heft, M.D., explains why being pregnant didn’t deter her from getting vaccinated:

John Smulian, M.D., M.P.H., elaborates on why the vaccines are safe for pregnant women:

Ira Longini, Ph.D., discussed the importance of being community-conscious and practicing safe behavior, even after being vaccinated:

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Talal Elmasry

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Talal Elmasry, born and raised in Gainesville, is a graduate of UF’s College of Journalism and Communications. He joined UF Health’s marketing team after 15 years in journalism, including a...Read More