COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A Recording

The video recording of the OIF’s COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A video call is now available.

Click here to view Dr. Bottazzi’s slides.

During this call, Maria Elena Bottazzi, PhD shared insights on the current state of COVID-19 vaccine development and what to expect moving into 2021. Dr. Botazzi was joined by OIF Medical Advisory Council members Dr. Brendan Lee and Dr. Robert Sandhaus.

As discussed during this session, OIF Medical Advisory Council member Dr. Robert Sandhaus has drafted a sample letter to be completed by your doctor to request early administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. If you would like a copy of the sample letter, please contact the OI Foundation at

Maria Elena Bottazzi, PhD is Associate Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics, and Co-Director of Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine. She is an internationally recognized vaccinologist, has published over 150 scientific papers, and co-chairs the New Vaccines and Therapeutics Taskforce of the Lancet Commission on COVID-19.

Brendan Lee, MD, PhD – Robert and Janice McNair Endowed Chair in Molecular and Human Genetics, Professor and Chairman, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine

Robert A. Sandhaus, MD, PhD, FCCP – Pulmonologist, National Jewish Health