Getting Ireland’s Adults COVID-Vaccination Ready

By February 15, 2021Events

The Irish Gerontology Society is holding a free Public Lecture online on Wed 17th February – Getting Ireland’s Adults COVID-Vaccination Ready.

Maximising the impact of vaccine effectiveness in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic will be a key element in reducing the susceptibility of older adults to COVID-19. Any healthy behaviours which will boost immunity, and in particular the immune response to the SAR2CoV vaccine, are very important.

Prof Luke O’Neill will discuss factors which influence choice of COVID-19 vaccines.

Prof Rose Anne Kenny will present evidence for behaviours and supplements which boost antibody responsiveness following vaccination.

The lecture will be co-chaired by Ms Olivia O’Leary, Journalist, and Dr Diarmuid O’Shea, Consultant Geriatrician.

Panellists: Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer HSE; Dr Siobhán Kennelly, National Clinical and Advisory Group Lead for Older Persons (HSE); Prof Rose Galvin, Physiotherapist; Ms Deirdre Lang, Director of Nursing Older Persons Services (HSE).

When: Wednesday 17th Feb, at 3pm-4:15pm.

The panel will be taking questions, but may not get to answer all in the time allowed. You must register to attend – by clicking here.