(From NORDThe National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), along with The ALS Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy Association, is pleased to host a special webinar with leaders from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to discuss the COVID-19 vaccines with the rare disease community. FDA recently granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

Speakers include FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn; Dr. Peter Marks, Director of the FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, and Dr. Amanda Cohn, Chief Medical Officer, Office of Vaccine Policy, Preparedness and Global Health, Office of the Director, NCIRD, CDC.

Questions that will be addressed include:

  • What do the EUAs of these vaccines mean for the rare disease community?
  • When might other vaccines receive an EUA?
  • Are there special considerations for the rare disease community with respect to the COVID-19 vaccines?
  • What role does CDC play with respect to vaccines?
  • Additional questions from members of the rare community will be collected during the registration period and addressed in the live webinar.

This webinar is intended for patients, caregivers, advocates and the general public.

For those unable to join live, this webinar will be recorded and a viewing link sent to all registrants for on-demand viewing.

Click here to register for the webinar.