COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: A Fireside Chat with CMS, CDC, and Front Line Staff and Providers

Join the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday, January 6 at 4 PM ET for a fireside chat on vaccine safety​.

This is the second discussion in a special series, a part of the CMS National Nursing Home Stakeholder Call Series, aimed at addressing staff questions and concerns about the new COVID-19 vaccine. Each session will be moderated by CMS with speakers from CDC and representatives of front line staff and providers. 

This chat will continue to address myths surrounding vaccine danger with the following panelists:  
  • Dr. Lee Fleisher, CMS Chief Medical Officer and Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality (CMS)  
  • Dr. Amanda Cohn, Chief Medical Officer (Acting), Office of Vaccine Policy, Preparedness, and Global Health, Office of the Director (CDC)  
  • ​Cassandra Lowe, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 
Questions for the panel discussion should be sent in advance to There will not be a Q&A session during the call. The CDC's long term care toolkit is also available here​