It’s been just about a year since COVID-19 was detected in humans and now vaccines to protect us against the virus have finally arrived. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines were the first to receive emergency approval by the FDA and more are surely on their way.

While many eligible people are getting vaccinated, some people are skeptical about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. If this is you, your concerns are not unwarranted. COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus, meaning it is a new strain we have not seen before in humans. Developments surrounding it change regularly. At Southern Tier Connect, we strive to bring you verified knowledge about the virus and the vaccine from trusted sources to help you make informed and confident decisions.

On Tuesday, January 26, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm STC hosted a special webinar: Be Wise – Immunize! We were excited to host two local healthcare providers who answered questions about the vaccine: Betty Lee, Springbrook’s healthcare provider at The Wellness Clinic, and Dr. Gennaro Falco, a surgeon who has practiced medicine for over 40 years.

Watch the Webinar Here

About the Speakers

Dr. Gennaro (Gerry) Falco is a Urology Specialist with over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He retired from his private practice in Oneonta in 2015 and now works for Troy Urology Associates, a division of St. Peter’s Health Partners in Albany. Dr. Falco received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine and did residency training at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.

Betty Lee is a Nurse Practitioner and Care Provider at The Wellness Clinic at Springbrook in Oneonta. She graduated from Binghamton University with a focus in Family Health.