Teamwork in Action: Canada’s Vaccine Task Force - Lougheed College Lecture

November 25, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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Many virologists and immunologists had predicted a possible pandemic very similar to what the world is experiencing today; however, governments and citizens were ill prepared for what has occurred. Dr. Lorne Tyrrell is one of 12 people appointed by the Government of Canada to the Vaccine Task Force (VTF), which was mandated to make recommendations on which vaccines were safe, effective, and most readily available to bring to Canadians. From nearly 200 candidate vaccines, the VTF made 7 recommendations that have provided the basis for Canada’s current vaccine supply. In this talk, Dr. Tyrrell will address concerns with vaccine safety, vaccine effectiveness, need for boosters, and vaccine hesitancy.

This event will be publicly available for free online via Livestream. RSVP on Eventbrite to receive the link to watch live. 

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Be informed, challenged, and inspired by local, national, and international leaders from government, business, academica, and the cultural and nonprofit sectors. The Lougheed College Lectures sponsored by Syncrude present exceptional speakers from interdisciplinary backgrounds who share their insights on the leadership needed to face the complex challenges of the 21st century. Watch recordings of previous events on the Lougheed College Lecture Archive


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