The COVID-19 vaccine is here. You may be wondering, “Is it safe and effective?” Or, “When will I be able to vaccinate myself and my family?”

The Virginia Department of Health and medical experts from across the state joined 8News and anchor Juan Conde for a virtual town hall on Wednesday, Dec. 16, to answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. Watch the replay and follow the conversation on social media. Search #VaccinateVirginia on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton
Physician, University of Virginia in Charlottesville

Dr. Ethlyn McQueen- Gibson
Associate Professor, Hampton University School of Nursing

Dr. Norman Oliver
Virginia State Health Commissioner

Dr. Costi Sifri
Professor, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Dr. Rebecca Vargas-Jackson
Physician Manager, Virginia Department of Emergency Management

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