Immunity has been a persistent topic since COVID-19 appeared around the world—especially for seniors. Dr. Peter Hotez of Baylor College of Medicine and Dr. Carla Perissinotto of UCSF recently joined Belmont Village’s CEO & Founder Patricia Will for an informative webinar presentation on how immunity changes as we age, how we can “boost” immunity, and factors that can affect immunity. We discussed how vaccines improve our immunity and what’s to come for COVID-19 boosters.
SPEAKER: DR. PETER HOTEZ, MD, PHD, Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Hotez is a world renowned expert in the fields of vaccinology, global health, and infectious disease control. He teaches at Baylor College of Medicine, and runs a research lab that has been a terrific contributor to the battle against COVID-19. Dr. Hotez is a frequent contributor on CNN, and an accomplished author. His latest work, Preventing the Next Pandemic, was published earlier this year.
CARLA PERISSINOTTO, MD, MHS, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Perissinotto is a professor and leading clinician of internal medicine for the elderly at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) medical school. At UCSF she manages inpatient and outpatient clinical programs which represent the gold standard in healthcare for the elderly. Dr. Perissinotto has been a longtime collaborator with senior care providers to prevent infectious diseases in community settings.
MODERATOR: PATRICIA WILL, Founder & CEO of Belmont Village Senior Living
Patricia Will is the Founder and CEO of Belmont Village Senior Living and a leading innovator her field. As it celebrates 25 years, Belmont Village currently operates 31 best in class communities in eight states and Mexico City. The company was among the first in the nation to fully vaccinate its resident population as well as its workforce. Mrs. Will was recently inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame and into the Senior Housing Hall of Fame.