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JSU leading COVID-19 town hall tonight in effort by colleges to end vaccine hesitancy

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COVID Town Hall FlyerNUMississippi public health experts are raising the alarm about an overabundance of unused COVID-19 vaccines that is likely due to hesitancy, so Jackson State University is hosting a town hall at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, and has invited university and college students of every race, culture and demographic to address this critical issue.

Student leaders representing various schools will lead a forum with medical and mental health professionals in a quest to mitigate and stop the spread of the deadly disease and save lives. Panelists – armed with resources, information and support – will answer questions from Mississippi college students to try to zero in on the problem and offer solutions and support.

Student moderators will engage with the following panelists:

  • JSU President Thomas K. Hudson
  • JSU Provost Dr. Alisa Mosley
  • Dr. Thomas Dobbs, state health officer for Mississippi State Department of Health
  • Dr. Samuel Jones, director of the JSU Health Center
  • Clayton Whitehead, MPH, health communications specialist at the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
  • Shanice White, LPC.S, director of the JSU Latasha Norman Center for Counseling Services