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Top EMS Orgs to Lead COVID Vaccine Town Hall


EMS practitioners have been serving as the “tip of the spear” in responding to and managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Paramedics and EMTs across the country have contracted COVID-19, and too many have succumbed to the virus. The launch of the vaccination program has included a great deal of information about the vaccines, not all of which has been accurate. Confusing or misleading information about COVID-19 vaccinations may cause some EMS practitioners to choose not to receive the vaccine.  

To help cut through the noise, NAEMT has assembled some of our nation’s most notable EMS physician leaders for a virtual town hall to answer your questions and concerns regarding the COVID vaccines. This will be a spirited discussion, led primarily by the questions YOU ask. Questions can be asked live, or submitted in advance to Matt Zavadsky at

The town hall will be held on Thursday, Jan. 7, at 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET. It is cohosted by NAEMSP and NASEMSO. Register here

Panelists will include Doug Kupas, MD, FAEMS, FACEP, EMS medical director for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Kenneth A. Scheppke, MD, FAEMS, EMS medical director for the state of Florida; Veer D. Vithalani, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, chief medical officer for MedStar Mobile Healthcare; and Jon R. Krohmer, MD, FACEP, FAEMS, director of NHTSA's Office of EMS. 


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