Telephone Town Hall on Jan. 6 to Discuss Coronavirus Vaccine


Alachua County Commission Chair Ken Cornell is hosting a one-hour telephone town hall Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. to discuss the safety, efficacy and distribution of coronavirus vaccines in our community. Joining Chair Cornell will be City of Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe, Florida Department of Health Director Paul Myers, University of Florida Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and President of UF Health Dr. David Nelson, and North Florida Regional Medical Center Chief Operations Officer John Gerhold. 

While counties and cities have no direct role in the vaccine decision-making process, both Alachua County and the City of Gainesville are committed to assisting and supporting the state’s effort.

Residents with landlines who would like to receive an automated call back at the time of the event are encouraged to register in advance online. Please note, registration closes three hours before the event. During the Telephone Town Hall, neighbors may dial in at 1-888-410-3427 to ask questions, share comments or simply listen in. Spanish speakers are invited to call 1-844-881-1317.

The telephone town hall, with live American Sign Language interpretation, will be livestreamed on the city’s and county’s Facebook pages and websites, and on COX Cable Channel 12.