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COVID-19 Vaccines Update: FDA and CDC Leaders Address the Rare Disease Community

The 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.

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.

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Speakers

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

Opening Remarks & Moderator

Peter L. Saltonstall
President and Chief Executive Officer, NORD
Rachel Sher, JD, MPH
Vice President, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, NORD

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