KCC: COVID-19 Vaccines – Myths vs. Facts panel


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Kankakee Community College will host a live online panel discussion, “COVID-19 Vaccines – Myths vs. Facts,” on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The event is free and the community is invited to join.

The discussion will feature Amaal Tokars, Ed.D., and KCC’s biology faculty. Topics will include the science behind the vaccines, the truth about vaccine myths, and reasons why vaccinations can mount a defense against COVID-19. 

Tokars is assistant director at the Illinois Department of Public Health. She has a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University in the area of systems therapies in the clinical setting. Her doctorate, also from NIU, emphasized her love of organizational learning, social movement, and research methods; as well as a cognate in anthropology. Tokars is also a graduate of the Navy Post Graduate School Executive Leaders Program in California. She has over 30 years of work experience in behavioral health and approximately 15 years in public health, clinical, policy, and research.

KCC’s faculty panelists will be Jonathan Cohen, D.C., anatomy & physiology professor; Carrie Jones, Ph.D., anatomy & physiology professor; Kristen Larson, biology professor; and
Kenneth Mager, biology professor.

Those with questions for the panelists to address can email ebecvar@kcc.edu.

To join the webinar, visit kcc-edu.zoom.us/j/82504081959. For phone-in options, phone 815-802-8253.

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