Virgin Islands Free Press

Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith To Discuss Safety Of COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, the chairwoman of President Biden’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, will be the guest on the “Press Box” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 on the Government House Facebook page.

Dr. Nunez-Smith has also asked six additional federal agencies to be represented on the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, which was formed by 12 people chosen by President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in early February.

Dr. Nunez-Smith will sit down with Assistant Commissioner of Health Dr. Nicole Syms, and they will discuss the safety and importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19, the different types of vaccines available and concerns that people may have about getting the vaccine.

The medical doctor is a native of St. Thomas and is a graduate of Yale University School of Medicine.

Residents can watch a live feed of the program at 5:30 p.m. every other Thursday on the Government House Facebook page at facebook.com/GovernmentHouseUSVI. Copies of previous “Press Box” programs also are archived there.

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