With 200 million Americans having already received their COVID-19 vaccination, public health officials are warning that vaccine hesitancy is a growing challenge to our nation's ability to fully bounce back from the pandemic and resume something resembling the life we once knew.
If what you're seeing and hearing about the COVID vaccines on social media or from well-meaning friends and family is making you nervous, my guest, Dr. Dorlan Kimbrough, is joining me to set the record straight.
Dr. Kimbrough is a member of the National MS Society's COVID Vaccine Guidance Task Force and we're talking about vaccine side effects among people living with MS, vaccine interactions with MS disease-modifying therapies, and other information that you should know before you go for your vaccination.
We're also talking about new progressive MS research that's about to be funded by the International Progressive MS Alliance.
We're sharing the good news about a DMT that's just been approved for people living with relapsing-remitting MS in England and Wales.
And we'll share some of the research that was discussed last week at the American Academy of Neurology 2021 Annual Meeting.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
International Progressive MS Alliance reviews research award applications 2:50
Kesimpta approved for RRMS in England and Wales 3:38
News from the AAN 2021 Annual Meeting 4:32
Dr. Dorlan Kimbrough discusses what you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines and MS 10:36
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RealTalk MS Episode 191
Guests: Dr. Dorlan Kimbrough
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, COVID19, COVIDVaccine, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS