Belleville, NJ – Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health is hosting a free webinar entitled ‘The COVID-19 Vaccine: a Candid Conversation with Black Physicians on Monday, March 8, 2021 from 12 PM to 1 PM.

Physicians from various specialties will be available during the virtual discussion to address concerns and the overall hesitancy in the Black community related to the COVID-19 vaccine. Physicians scheduled to participate on the panel include:

Nesochi Okeke Igbokwe, MD, Internal Medicine

Donald Beggs, MD, Infectious Diseases

Robert Giles, MD, Emergency Medicine

Michael J. Straker, MD, Chairman, Maternal Care Services

Valerie Fitzhugh, MD, Interim Chair, Pathology.

To login to the event, go to: enter meeting number: 129 533 6033 and enter event password: BeHealthy

For more information or questions, call the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Outreach at 973-450-2266.

The discussion will be moderated by Mary Ellen Clyne, Ph.D, President and Chief Executive Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center and Frank Dos Santos, D.O., Chief Medical Officer of Clara Maass Medical Center.