The Promise of Vaccines

“Had we not had that decade of research and development, there’s no way we’d have a COVID-19 vaccine now.”

COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized for use since early 2021. What role have they played in our city's pandemic response strategy, and what do we know at this point about their effectiveness? Will we need boosters to create greater resilience against the variants?

In Episode 11 of TESTED, Vaccine experts Dr. Peter Hotez of Texas Children's Center for Vaccine Development and Dr. Mayar Al Mohajer of Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center discuss the science, development and distribution of vaccines, while also addressing the concerns of our vaccine-hesitant population.

To watch episodes and for resources, visit the TESTED webpage here.