COVID-19 Vaccine Overview and Q&A with Dr. Michele Andrasik

On Sept. 2, Balanced You hosted a webinar with Senior Staff Scientist at Fred Hutchinson, Dr. Michele Andrasik, for an in-depth overview of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Watch the recorded webinar here and download the slides with notes below. The information provided will assist King County employees in their efforts to make informed decisions to protect themselves, their families, and their communities from COVID-19.

Learn more about the presenter

Dr. Michele Andrasik is a clinical health psychologist working to build and enhance partnerships with marginalized communities in clinical research, with a focus on ongoing vaccine trials for HIV and COVID-19. She is the director of social and behavioral sciences and community engagement for the HIV Vaccine Trials Network and the COVID-19 Prevention Network, Senior Staff Scientist in the Fred Hutchinson Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington. Dr. Andrasik also works to increase the availability of HIV/AIDS and COVID educational resources within marginalized communities. Her areas of expertise include community-based participatory research approaches, implicit bias, historical trauma, health inequities and qualitative methods.

For up to date information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please check out this FAQ from Public Health – Seattle & King County, and find out more about getting vaccinated at

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