OC health officials to hold Jan. 14 town hall on Asian American, Pacific Islander communities and COVID-19 vaccine
Posted: 2021-01-14 01:11:13    (see more from www.ocregister.com)

Orange County health care officials and providers will hold a virtual town hall at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, to address concerns in the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities about COVID-19 vaccine safety and distribution plans.

Addressing those concerns is considered vital to saving lives, given the disproportionately high rates of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths that have taken place in  Asian American and Pacific Islander populations.

The town hall can be accessed in five languages — Chinese, Vietnamese, Khmer/Cambodian, Korean and Tongan — and will stream live from 6-7:30 p.m. on Facebook via two venues: the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA) at facebook.com/OCAPICA and the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at facebook.com/ucicancercenter.

Speakers will include Dr. Clayton Chau, Orange County Health Care Agency director, and deputy county health officer Dr. Regina Chinsio-Kwong, along with Dr. Susan S. Huang, professor of infectious diseases and medical director of UCI Epidemiology and Infection Prevention, and representatives of community health clinics.