Experts Say Vaccines Are Key To Getting “Back To Business”

October 4, 2021


U.S. Government Photo / Public Domain

U.S. Government Photo / Public Domain

Recently, the Philadelphia Convention Center & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) sponsored a webinar with several experts to talk about the importance of people getting a vaccine for COVID-19, as well as rapid testing and other protocols to ensure safe gathering and events. Included in the talk were PHLCVB Chief Health Advisor and Dean Emeritus of Jefferson’s College of Population Health Dr. David Nash and Dr. Leonard Friedland, vice president, director of Scientific Affairs and Public Health for GSK Vaccines,  as well as PHL Life Sciences Board Member.

Following certain protocols to ensure their event was as safe as possible, PHLCVB just held the largest event in the city in 18 months, the Natural Products Expo East with more than 15,000 attendees. “In Philadelphia, everybody is masked up and vaccination is key,” pointed out Dr. Friedland. “We have a high percentage (84%) of the population who are vaccinated.”

During the webinar, the experts discussed vaccinations, booster shots and more. To see more about event, visit



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