Irish Gerontological Society Lecture: Getting Ireland’s Adults COVID-Vaccination Ready Wednesday Feb 17 3pm

The Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) is an all-Ireland interdisciplinary professional organisation which enables research and education on ageing that translate into improved and age-attuned practices and policies.

Lecture Feb 17th:  Getting Ireland’s Adults COVID-Vaccination Ready 

Maximising the impact of vaccine effectiveness in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic will be a key element in reducing the susceptibility of older adults to COVID-19. Any healthy behaviours which will boost immunity, and in particular the immune response to the SAR2CoV vaccine, are very important.

Prof Luke O’Neill will discuss factors which influence choice of COVID-19 vaccines.

Prof Rose Anne Kenny will present evidence for behaviours and supplements which boost antibody responsiveness following vaccination.

The lecture will be co-chaired by Ms Olivia O’Leary, Journalist, and Dr Diarmuid O’Shea, Consultant Geriatrician

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Dr Colm Henry, Chief Clinical Officer HSE; Dr Siobhán Kennelly, National Clinical and Advisory Group Lead for Older Persons (HSE); Prof Rose Galvin, Physiotherapist; Ms Deirdre Lang, Director of Nursing Older Persons Services (HSE).

Time: Wednesday, February 17th 2021 3.00 – 4.15 p.m.  Register online in advance.