Grand Rounds - Sep. 10, 2021
"COVID-19 Update: Epidemiology of Variants"

Shira Shafir, PhD, MPH, Director, MPH for Health Professionals Department of Community Health Sciences Director of Field Internships Department of Epidemiology UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


  1. Describe characteristics of the Delta variant including transmissibility and severity of illness.
  2. Detail effectiveness of available vaccines in protecting against the Delta variant.
  3. Describe the risk of post-vaccination infections and severity of illness where cases occur.

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Target Audience: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Allied Health Professionals

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