Listen to a panel of experts discuss the vaccine logistics

In this episode, we’re highlighting a portion of HealthTrust’s COVID-19 Vaccine Current State & Hesitancy webinar focusing on logistics. If you’re looking for an in-depth discussion about COVID-19 vaccines, a behind the scenes look at distribution and an informed discussion on vaccine options, this is a conversation for you. We hope you find as much value in this Candid Conversation as we did.



  • 1:06 – Second dose guidelines
  • 2:45 – Logistics behind 1M in 8 weeks
  • 4:14 – High-volume vaccine sites
  • 6:14 – Impact on routine child immunizations
  • 8:12 – Efficacy of single dose
  • 10:55 – COVID variants explanation
  • 13:10 – Proteins and antibodies
  • 15:24 – National surveillance system
  • 17:22 – Laboratory supply chain
  • 18:20 – Public health labs and epidemics

Discussion Points:

  • Distribution phases
  • The importance of maintaining childhood vaccinations
  • Single dose vs multiple doses
  • COVID-19 variants

John Young, M.D., MBA, FACHE  | Chief Medical Officer  |  HealthTrust

Jason Braithwaite, PharmD, MS, BCPS  |  Senior Director, Clinical Pharmacy Services  |  HealthTrust

Michelle D. Fiscus, M.D. FAAP  |  Medical Director | Vaccine-Preventable Diseases & Immunization Program  |  Tennessee Department of Health

Michael E. Nottidge, M.D., MPH, FACEP  |  Critical Care, TriStar Centennial Medical Center  |  HCA Healthcare

S. Shaefer Spires, M.D.  |  Assistant Professor of Medicine  |  Division of Infectious Diseases  |  Medical Director, DASON  |  Duke University School of Medicine

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