The 21st Show

You’re Vaccinated, Now What?

 
In this March 31, 2021 file photo, a nurse fills a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine at the Vaxmobile, at the Uniondale Hempstead Senior Center, in Uniondale, N.Y. New Yorkers over 16 years old can sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Tuesday, April 6 a major expansion of eligibility as the state seeks to immunize as many people as possible.

In this March 31, 2021 file photo, a nurse fills a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine at the Vaxmobile, at the Uniondale Hempstead Senior Center, in Uniondale, N.Y. New Yorkers over 16 years old can sign up for COVID-19 vaccinations starting Tuesday, April 6 a major expansion of eligibility as the state seeks to immunize as many people as possible. Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

More than 2.3 million people in Illinois are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to numbers from the Illinois Department of Public Health. It’s provided some hope that things could return to normal and that the vaccine card could even serve as a sort of passport — opening up travel, events and social gatherings that have been off limits for the past year of the pandemic.

The 21st was joined by a panel of guests to speak more about vaccine eligibility, what happens after an individual is fully vaccinated and the implications of a "vaccine passport." 

Guests:

Sadiya Khan, MD, Cardiologist at Northwestern University and an assistant professor of preventive medicine — epidemiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

William Parker, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine for Pulmonary and Critical Care and Assistant Director of MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago

Alexis Hancock, Director of Engineering at CERTBOT at Electronic Frontier Foundation. Her latest research focuses on digital rights and our digital identities in the age of COVID-19

 

Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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