Dr. Anthony Fauci to Lead Discussion on COVID-19 Vaccines with Military Families

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Dr. Anthony Fauci to Lead Discussion on COVID-19 Vaccines with Military Families amid Global Record-Breaking Cases in Blue Star Families Virtual Town Hall

Defense health experts and military leaders will host a discussion on the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, information on the Omicron variant, and hospitalization statistics in the military- and Veteran-connected community

Washington, DC – On Wednesday, January 19th at 3:00 PM EST, Blue Star Families, a national non-profit dedicated to supporting military families, will host a virtual town hall titled Covid-19 In 2022: What Military & Veteran Communities Need To Know About The Omicron Variant, featuring Anthony Fauci, M.D., Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), U.S. National Institutes of Health, who will keynote a discussion on COVID-19 vaccine efficacy, share the latest information on the Omicron variant, and discuss the impact of the virus among the military community.

The panel, co-hosted by The American Red Cross, will also feature Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough and will close with a Q&A session for service members, veterans, and their families.

The event will be on the record and open to members of the press. Please note: The Q&A session will be on the record, but questions will only be taken from service members, veterans, and military families.

WHAT:  COVID-19 In 2022: What Military & Veteran Communities Need To Know About The Omicron Variant

A virtual panel featuring health experts, defense leaders, and military family members with Q&A for military community members.

WHERE:  Virtual Webinar: Prior registration required.

WHO:  Anthony Fauci, M.D., Anthony Fauci, M.D. Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), U.S. National Institutes of Health

Denis McDonough, Secretary of Veterans Affairs

Lieutenant General Ronald Place, Director, Defense Health Agency

Koby Langley, Senior Vice President, International Services and Service to the Armed Forces at The American Red Cross

Kathy-Roth-Douquet, CEO Blue Star Families

WHEN: Wednesday, January 19th

  3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

CONTACT:   Katya Myagkova, [email protected]

Patrick Rose, [email protected]

The event is free for the press and members of the public and registration is required in advance: Registration Link.

About Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families is the nation’s largest grass-roots military family support organization, with a mission to support military families to improve military readiness. Its distinctive approach builds stronger communities around military families through knowledge and programs that address the unique needs of those who serve.

Blue Star Families’ nationally recognized surveys and analysis give military families an important voice that informs policymakers and its military family programs. It uses the power of its collective resources and cross-sector collaborations to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of members of military families to strengthen the troops, their families, and our nation as a whole. For more information, visit bluestarfam.org.

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