COVID Conversations: Preparing California for the COVID-19 Immunizations
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The California Immunization Coalition, in partnership with the AAP-California, will be holding our second COVID Conversations webinar next Wednesday at 6 PM. Our presenters will be Dr. Oliver Brooks and Dr. Robert Schechter, the two co-chairs of the California COVID-19 Vaccine Drafting Guidelines Workgroup, the committee tasked with prioritization and distribution of the vaccine. The one-hour webinar will focus on the logistics and prioritization of the vaccine roll-out, a very hot topic right now.
Meet Our Speakers:
Oliver Brooks MD,
Chief Medical Officer,Watts HealthCare Corporation
Dr. Brooks is a present Board member and Past President of the California Immunization Coalition and Chairman of the Immunize LA Families Coalition. He is a member of the national Leadership Panel for the Adolescent Immunization Initiative (AII), which advocated successfully for adding a column on the ACIP’s yearly vaccine recommendations in 2017. Dr. Brooks also has joined the Health and Human in June 2020, Dr. Brooks asked to, and joined the ACIP COVID-19 Work Group discussing and making recommendations to the ACIP regarding (potential) COVID-19 vaccine prioritization. Dr. Brooks is the immediate Past President of the National Medical Association (NMA), which represents the nation’s 55,000 African-American physicians. Dr. Brooks is Chief Medical Officer and past Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine at Watts Healthcare Corporation in Los Angeles. He is a Medical Director for L.A. Care Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest Medicaid managed care plans.
Robert Schechter MD,
Branch Chief, California Department of Public Health Immunization Branch