Do Your Research: Empowering Native Youth to Get Vaccinated

September 15, 2021
03:30PM - 05:00PM

All Times Eastern

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time

 

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB), is hosting the second webinar in the #ACTOFLOVE COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar Series co-hosted with the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP). Native youth across the country are getting a COVID vaccine for various reasons — going back to school, playing sports, and protecting their family and communities. Native youth and parents, young people, and Tribal community members are invited to join the webinar to hear from an American Indian physician about the science and process behind the vaccines. Vaccinated Native youth also share their own stories about doing the research and deciding to get the shot.

Speakers:

  • Asa Worthington, Age 17 (Kiowa/Mississippi Choctaw) and his mom, Hope Worthington (Mississippi Choctaw)
  • Shaquita Bell (Cherokee), Interim Medical Director, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic; Medical Director, The Center for Diversity and Health Equity

This webinar is focused on knowledge sharing and helping Tribal communities vaccinate AI/AN youth as well as help parents/caregivers discuss the COVID-19 vaccines with youth. Submit questions ahead of time to [email protected] so presenter(s) have time to review them. Please come prepared to ask questions or share your own insights and experiences.

For questions, please contact Tyler Dougherty at [email protected].