The Alabama Medical Association on Thursday will seek to combat common myths surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines and answer questions about becoming inoculated during a Facebook Live webcast.
The conversation is part of a weekly Facebook Live pandemic update sponsored by the Medical Association that takes place every Thursday.
Medical Association President Dr. Aruna Arora hopes the live-streamed discussion will lead to more Alabamians choosing to receive the vaccine.
“There is an epidemic of misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines that has convinced far too many to remain unvaccinated,” said Aruna. “The answer to misinformation is accurate information. We encourage everyone who has questions or concerns about the vaccines to discuss them with medical doctors, who will provide factual information based on evidence.”
Myths and misinformation can be dangerous, especially when lives are being lost from COVID-19.
It's critical to get your information from reliable sources.
Talk to your doctor or other trusted healthcare professional.
— Medical Association of the State of Alabama (@almedassoc) August 13, 2021
The webcast is an open format which allows viewers to submit questions. The Medical Association encourages the public to partake in the discussion and ask the professionals about concerns regarding the vaccines.
In addition to Dr. Arora, other physicians participating in this week’s update are State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris and Dr. Tate Hinkle, medical director of Medical Park Family Care rural health clinic in Dadeville.
Thursday’s live-streamed update can be viewed on the Alabama Medical Association’s Facebook page, beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL