Date: Jan 19, 2021

On January 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host a webinar to provide updates on COVID-19 vaccine implementation for food and agriculture essential workers. The webinar will also cover vaccine safety and confidence as well as recommendations for vaccine prioritization.


Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm PT


  • Dr. Janell Routh—Medical Officer, COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force, CDC
  • Dr. Michelle Colby—Co-Chair Government Coordinating Council, Food and Agriculture Sector, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Dr. LeeAnne Jackson—Co-Chair Government Coordinating Council, Food and Agriculture Sector, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Dr. Caitlin Boon—Associate Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, FDA
  • Dr. Kis Robertson Hale—Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Public Health Science, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service


Pre-registration is required to attend the webinar. Please submit questions in advance by emailing For additional information on COVID-19 prevention and vaccination, visit CDC’s COVID-19 website.

WG Staff Contact

Sonia Salas
Assistant Vice President, Food Safety, Science & Technology

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