Published by Kirby Winn on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Blog With COVID-19 vaccine now available across the Blood Center's service region, we'd like to share information from our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Louis Katz. Dr. Katz is an infectious disease specialist who also serves as Medical Director for the Scott County (Iowa) Department of Public Health. He has strong familiarity with the vaccine development process and how vaccines are approved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. All clips are taken from a presentation Dr. Katz gave for members of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce in December 2020. What vaccines are available? What research has been done to show the vaccines are safe and effective? What is the vaccine approval process? Do you plan to take the vaccine? How are vaccine priority groups determined? What are we still learning?