WATCH: Experts discuss what you need to know about coronavirus vaccines at Community Conversation

Many Americans see the approval of coronavirus vaccines as light at the end of an otherwise dark tunnel.

Still, there are many questions about the vaccine doses Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine watched arrive in Ohio on Monday morning.

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This newspaper sought to answer some of those questions tonight during our Dayton Daily News Community Conversations: What you Need to Know About the Coronavirus Vaccines.

We will soon post a video of the hour-long, virtual discussion that was streamed on Dayton Daily News’ Facebook page.

The free event includes a panel of state and local experts was hosted by Dayton Daily News Community Impact Editor Amelia Robinson with assistance from Editor Jim Bebbington and reporter Jordan Laird.

“There is a lot of confusion and misinformation about the vaccines,” Robinson said. “We strive to provide factual information to community members so they can make sound health care decisions.”

Panelists included:

  • Vicky Knisley-Henry, a health educator for Miami County Public Health.
  • Sheryl Harris Wynn, Greene County Public Health accreditation coordinator, planning chief for the pandemic response and vaccination planning team leader.
  • Dr. Robert W. Frenck Jr., professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, director of the Gamble Center for Vaccine Research and the immunization program medical director of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Dr. Mamle Anim, chief medical officer for Five Rivers Health Centers.
  • Dr. Thomas Hirt, PriMED Centerville Family Practice physician.
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They discussed the vaccines’ safety and effectiveness, the protocol that will be used to distribute them and several other topics.

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