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MCLA to Present Panel on COVID-19 Vaccine Featuring Public-health Experts

NORTH ADAMS — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host a virtual panel, “Closing the Gap on Herd Immunity,” featuring three experts in public health, on Thursday, April 8 at 5 p.m. Topics covered will include COVID-19 vaccine access, misinformation, and a look ahead as vaccines become available to wider segments of the population in Massachusetts and across the U.S.

The panelists are Dr. Michelle Williams, dean of the faculty and professor at Harvard College’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Dr. Mary Clarisse Kilayko, a doctor of infectious diseases and internal medicine at Berkshire Health Systems; and Dr. James Lederer, Berkshire Health Systems’ chief medical officer and chief quality officer.

This event is free and open to the public, and community members are welcome to attend. Panelists will be able to answer audience questions about the vaccine. Those who are interested can register at tinyurl.com/ejx62yv4.