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Past · March 23, 2021

Vaccinating California

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event

March 23, 2021 · 10:00 am - 11:00 am


About the Program

The COVID-19 vaccine is providing some light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. But distribution problems, concerns about equity, and distrust have made for a challenging rollout in the nation’s most populous state. A panel of experts will have a wide-ranging discussion about the vaccine and its implications for post-pandemic life.

PPIC’s Speaker Series on California’s Future invites thought leaders and changemakers with diverse perspectives to participate critically, constructively, and collaboratively in public conversations. The purpose is to give Californians a better understanding of how our leaders are addressing the challenges facing our state.  

PPIC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. PPIC does not take or support positions on any ballot measure or on any local, state, or federal legislation, nor does it support, endorse, or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office. Any opinions expressed by event participants are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect any position of the Public Policy Institute of California.


10:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

10:05 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Melody Gutierrez, staff writer, Los Angeles Times
Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP, California Surgeon General
Sandra Hernández, MD, president and CEO, California Health Care Foundation
Assemblymember Jim Wood, DDS, chair, Assembly Health Committee

10:45 a.m. Audience Q&A

11:00 p.m. Adjourn



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