In a forum on May 27th entitled, “Ask Me Anything,” Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, answered the Brown community’s questions on the science behind COVID-19 vaccination and its public health implications.
Community members from across campus, including alumni and parents, listened and learned about the scientific and health aspects of COVID-19 vaccines from Dean Jha and Dr. Megan Ranney, associate dean for strategy and innovation in SPH. The answers that follow address many of the questions and concerns discussed, and have been lightly edited for length. Please be aware that as research and policies continue to evolve, opinions are subject to change. For the latest information and further reading please explore these resources from the CDC, the NIH, the RI Department of Health, and Brown University.