Student-led online event to address vaccine concerns among Windsor-Essex youth

A webinar on COVID-19 vaccination targeting Windsor-Essex people ages 18-24 will be held on December 2 through the WE-SPARK Health Institute.

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Windsor-Essex residents ages 18-24 remain the category with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the region, but a student-led initiative is trying to change that.

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On December 2, through the combined efforts of students from St. Clair College and the University of Windsor, an online panel discussion will be held on the topic of vaccine concerns among young adults.

The WE-SPARK Health Institute will host the webinar.

Loretta Sbrocca, a master’s student in the University of Windsor educational program, said she has a personal motivation to join the initiative: she lost a family member to COVID-19.

“This is how I can put my skills, knowledge and education to use and prevent others from feeling that pain,” Sbrocca explained.

“Joining this project was my opportunity to protect my community and provide reliable information to unrepresented groups.

Other organizers and participants of the webinar are Dora Cavallo-Medved, professor of biomedical sciences at the University of Windsor; Sarah Woodruff, professor of kinesiology at the University of Windsor; and Monia Tighe, president of the St. Clair College School of Health Sciences.

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