Doctor speaks on Covi-19 vaccine

MANALAPAN – Dr. Jay Kostman, Medical Director of the John Bell Health Center, will present a program on vaccines for Covid-19 pm Wednesday. March 24 on Zoom, sponsored by the Monmouth County Library. Dr. Kostman, who was Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center for 15 years, and also was on the faculty of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, will speak on the history of vaccines, how they’re used as well as their effectiveness and toleration. The session is free of charge but registration is required. Registration is on the Library’s Upcoming Events list at Once on the list, interested persons wil receive an e-mail with directions on accessing the discussion and a link will be e-mailed the day of the program after 3 p.m. Registration must be complete by noon on March 24. The program will also be repeated on Thursday, April 8 at 7 p.m. using the same registration process. Dr. Kostman’s area of expertise includes both HIV and Hepatitis C virus infections in which he has led regional and national research sessions. For the past six years, he has been the Medical director of the Health Center in Philadelphia where he is developing clinical programs for the underserved population, including directing a Covid-19 testing program in that city. For further information on this and numerous other programs offered virtually by the Monmouth County Library, visit www.MonmouthCountyLib. org.


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