CureDuchenne Webinar: COVD-19 Vaccines – What the Duchenne Community Needs to Know
CureDuchenne’s webinar, COVID-19 Vaccines: What the Duchenne Community Needs to Know, was an opportunity for the Duchenne community to get reliable information on COVID-19 vaccines on January 22, 2021. A panel of experts from reputable hospitals, the FDA, CDC, and Pfizer offered specific insight on the implications of these vaccines for carriers and those living with Duchenne.
Considering the unprecedented speed at which these vaccines were developed and approved, general concerns about safety and efficacy are common. These apprehensions were addressed and quelled straight away by the panel, who expressed resounding support for getting vaccinated. In general, risks for carriers and those living with Duchenne were regarded as far higher from contracting COVID-19 than from getting vaccinated:
“If somebody offers you the vaccine, say yes. Even if you don’t think you’re ready, or you deserve it, take it if it’s offered.“ – Dr. Kathy Mathews, MD
Panelists also fielded numerous critical questions specific to the Duchenne community: how the vaccines might impact clinical trial participants, whether Duchenne treatments impact the vaccine’s effectiveness, how the FDA and drug companies are approaching vaccines for those under 16, and more.
Don’t miss this opportunity to get reliable information straight from the source. Every family, living with Duchenne or not, will benefit from the information given by the experts. You can watch the webinar on-demand at the link below.
The recording of the webinar can be found on the Cure Duchenne website.