The COVID-19 pandemic completely changed our lifestyle in society.
Today, the fight against this pandemic has a powerful weapon in vaccines that were developed against SARS-CoV-2. What are vaccines for? How do they work and how do they protect us?
The campaign Conversations with scientists - Decades of science for vaccine days will promote conversations between scientists and the public about the main differences between the vaccines against COVID-19 and the decades of scientific research that allowed the development of these vaccines in record time, ensuring its effectiveness and safety.
This campaign promotes online debate sessions between scientists and citizens of all ages. The sessions are divided between general public, the school community, and organised groups of citizens, and run from 20 to 30 April 2021. Participating in the campaign is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.
If you are a teacher with a class from 2nd cycle to secondary school, register now for one of the more than 300 sessions for school classes. If you would like to promote a lecture in your company, association or group, you can do so by registering in the available times for groups and organisations. Register individually in the more than 20 sessions available for the general public.
This is a response by the scientific community to inform, explain and clarify how the creation of vaccines against COVID-19 is based on decades of solid scientific research that make the vaccination for this disease safe.