Aug. 19: Community invited to COVID vaccine webinar

From WSJ Staff Reports

The Town of Wake Forest is partnering with WakeMed and the Wake County Public Health Department to host a free webinar on COVID-19 vaccinations on Thursday, Aug. 19, from 6-7 p.m.

“COVID-19 Vaccines: Separating Fact from Fiction,” will feature research-based presentations by local health experts, including Dr. Chris DeRienzo, System Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Quality at WakeMed Health and Hospitals. 

Attendees will learn about how COVID-19 vaccines were created and work, vaccine safety and efficacy, the Delta variant, and local resources. The session will also include a 30-minute question-and-answer period.

“We understand there’s still a lot of vaccine hesitancy out there,” said webinar organizer and Wake Forest Commissioner Adam Wright. “We want to make sure people have the information they need to be able to make the decision to move forward to get the vaccine — or at least to better understand it.”

Community members are asked to register in advance at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Registrants will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance and during the webinar. 

“We will collect questions up front to help ensure our residents get their questions answered,” said Wright. “There’s a lot of information out there, so submitting questions in advance will help us ensure as many questions are answered as possible.”

Residents may also watch the information webinar live on WFTV 10. The Town’s government access channel is available to residents and businesses that subscribe to Spectrum Cable TV service. WFTV 10 is also provided in real-time streaming video at

A video of the information session will be available for viewing online the following week.

For more information, email Communications & Public Affairs Director Bill Crabtree at

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