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BSI webinars for healthcare workers

This webinar series 'Immunology of COVID-19 vaccines' from the British Society for Immunology is for all healthcare workers who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 vaccines and build their skills in tackling common concerns.

Healthcare workers remain the most trusted voice when it comes to providing advice, answering questions and addressing concerns about vaccines, but they have questions of their own. We understand that people have different concerns about COVID-19 vaccines and our aim is to provide helpful and easy to understand information to answer those questions.

These educational, Q&A-style webinars aim to increase healthcare workers’ confidence in talking to the public about COVID-19 vaccines. By supporting healthcare professionals, we hope to continue our mission to provide evidence-based information on COVID-19 vaccines to those who need or want it, and provide a supportive forum to ask any questions around COVID-19 vaccination.

These webinars may also be of interest to volunteer vaccinators or healthcare staff who often interact with patients who are going to get vaccinated, such as GP receptionists.

A webinar for healthcare workers: COVID-19 vaccines & communicating with younger adults | 21 June 2021

Speakers: Dr Viki Male, Reproductive Immunologist, Imperial College London and Dr Bnar Talabani, Clinical Academic Trainee, Cardiff University

About this webinar: We know that younger people have specific questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines and there are many different reasons why they may not feel confident in receiving the vaccine. Our speakers introduced their experiences of engaging with younger adults about vaccines and how they answer some of the common questions that come up, followed by a Q&A discussion.

Immunology of COVID-19 vaccines: webinar for healthcare workers to engage with ethnic minority communities | 15 March 2021

Speakers: Dr Donald Palmer, Associate Professor of Immunology, Royal Veterinary College and Dr Dammy Pinheiro, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Imperial College London

About this webinar: Our speakers are both Black immunologists with extensive experience in addressing concerns from diverse communities. In this webinar, our speakers introduce the immunology of COVID-19 vaccines, speak about their own experiences engaging with diverse communities about COVID-19 vaccination and answer questions from the audience.


Immunology of COVID-19 vaccines: a webinar for healthcare workers | 2 February 2021

Speakers: Dr Emma Chambers, Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London and Dr Brian Ferguson, Lecturer, University of Cambridge.

About this webinar: Our speakers introduce the immunology of COVID-19 vaccines, discuss their own experiences of engaging with the public about vaccines and answer questions from the audience on how to listen to and address concerns and have constructive conversations about vaccination.