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In this University of Hawai‘i “Better Tomorrow” panel discussion, KS alumni Awapuhi Lee KSK’11 and Hoakalei Watanabe KSK’21 join others in sharing facts about the COVID-19 vaccine which is now recommended for teens.

Teens question health experts on COVID-19 vaccine

June 16, 2021

Contributed by Communication Group Staff

When should teenagers get vaccinated against COVID-19? How should you weigh the risks of vaccination versus the disease? What is the science behind mRNA vaccines? How can you tell good information from misinformation? How does vaccine distribution relate to health justice?

In this 18-minute video, students including Hoakalei Watanabe KSK’21 get answers from experts in vaccine development and public health. The panelists are: Acting State Epidemiologist Sarah Kemble, emergency room doctor and Lt. Gov. Josh Green, microbiologist Taylor Tashiro, and Awapuhi Lee KSK’11 – a master’s degree student at the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine.

The program was made possible by the University of Hawai‘i, the Hawai‘i State Department of Education, Kamehameha Schools, the Hawai‘i State Department of Health and Hawai‘i Community Foundation.

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