Vaccinologist Kizzmekia Corbett-Helaire on COVID-19 vaccines, boosters, and more

Kizzmekia Corbett-Helaire, assistant professor of immunology and infectious diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, played a key role in developing the mRNA-based platform that enabled the creation of COVID-19 vaccines that have protected millions. In this Q&A—adapted from recent videos posted on Harvard Chan School’s Instagram and Tik Tok channels—she answers questions about COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, as well as other vaccines. You can read the Q&A on the News section…

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Suzette Hackney USA TODAY Published 6:01 AM EDT Mar. 13, 2022 Updated 12:01 PM EDT Apr. 14, 2022 Kizzmekia Corbett is one of USA TODAY’s Women of the Year, a recognition of women across the country who have made a significant impact. The annual program is a continuation of Women of the Century, a 2020 project that commemorated the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Meet this…

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Kizzmekia S. Corbett-Helaire

I am an assistant professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Freeman Hrabowski Scholar. I also hold a Radcliff Institute Shutzer assistant professorship and Ragon Institute associate membership. I am a North Carolina native who comes to Boston via Maryland so yes if I pass a group of students in the hallway, I say “Hey ya’ll”. You can…