Monday, 01 March 2021 16:29

UNCP to host virtual town hall about COVID-19 vaccine

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PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke, in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, is hosting a virtual town hall open to all faculty, staff, students, alumni and any community members who want to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine — including safety and how to access it.  

Charlene Wong, MD, MSHP, will join Crystal Moore, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP to present more information about the science and safety along with how vaccines are being distributed, including locally.  

Dr. Wong is the chief health policy officer for COVID-19 at NCDHHS and a pediatrician at Duke. She is also the executive director of North Carolina Integrated Care for Kids, an innovative model serving Medicaid-insured children in central North Carolina.  

Dr. Moore is the director of Student Health Services at UNC Pembroke and has been heavily involved at the local level in the COVID-19 response.  

The UNCP-hosted virtual event will take place on Thursday, March 4, at 5 p.m. Space is limited. The session will be recorded and made available to anyone unable to attend through the UNCP website.  

The link to join and call-in information are available at  

Questions can be asked live during the event or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in advance.