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Science in the Mall, Y'all

Sharing the ideas that are changing the world, right here in Austin.

Science in the Mall, Y'all is a show about the Bioscience Incubator located inside Austin Community College’s Highland Mall Location. This isn’t a deep dive into the science itself, it is instead a podcast exploring the
3/15/2021

The COVID-19 Vaccine (It's Not a Shot in the Dark)

Season 1, Ep. 7
Vaccines have been around for quite a while, so why has the COVID-19 vaccine been such a hot-button topic? Why has the method of action, parameters for storage, and transportation been something so widely discussed? It’s great that this information is being provided to the world, but without context or explanation, it has led to some worries and confusion. In this episode, we’re joined by Janet Walkow and Tim Sullivan, two professionals with extensive experience in drug formulation and delivery. They talk about how decisions are made regarding the design, delivery, and transport of drugs, and vaccines specifically. They help us understand why this vaccine was ready so quickly, why you should get it and what was done to ensure safety in these products. The two also provide insight into how we could do better in the future by taking time to prepare now, as well as by being willing to adopt different strategies for getting the vaccinating people quickly and efficiently. Consider how different this vaccination campaign would look if your dose was sent to your house for you to safely self-administer.Guest: Janet Walkow and Timothy Sullivan Host: Dan DillardLearn more about the ACC Bioscience Incubator:https://sites.austincc.edu/incubator/Learn more about Zeteo Biomedical:https://zeteobiomed.com/Learn more about The Drug Dynamics Institue:http://sites.utexas.edu/ddi/Learn more about founding_media:https://foundingmedia.com/