As the information on COVID-19 and the vaccine develops, there are a lot of questions that may arise.
To help viewers separate fact from fiction - and offer guidance on issues like how to talk to vaccine-hesitant family and friends - ABC hosted a special virtual town hall on Thursday, Sept. 23.
During the town hall, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, joined ABC Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton for a one-on-one interview as part of "Vaccines: What's New, What's Next."
The town hall answered questions on COVID-19 variants, vaccines, booster shots, mandates and more.
Following their one-on-one, Ashton was joined by a panel of experts to continue the conversation and answer questions about COVID-19.
- Heidi Arthur - chief campaign development officer with the Ad Council who helps oversee the nonprofit organization's COVID-19 vaccine education initiative
- Rita Carreón - vice president for health at UnidosUS, who helps oversee the organization's strategic direction in health
- Dr. Mara Minguez - pediatrician and assistant chief medical officer for community affairs at New York Presbyterian/Columbia, and assistant clinical professor of pediatrics and public health at Columbia University, who is board-certified in pediatrics and adolescent medicine.
- Dr. Angelica Kottkamp - assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at NYU, who is an infectious disease specialist
Watch the full town hall here: