Virtual Asilomar and Vaccination Clinics

Good Friday morning and I hope you have had a safe and productive week.

This afternoon, we continue one of our long-standing traditions at the Dugoni School. The Asilomar Virtual Conference will be held for the DDS, IDS, and Dental Hygiene Classes of 2021.

We are looking forward to the program, slideshow video, guest speaker Mr. John Beede — Everest climber, global adventurer, entrepreneur, author and humanitarian — and other virtual activities. This will be the 53rd annual Asilomar gathering, and although we could not hold it on the Monterey Peninsula, we are still excited that we can continue the tradition of gathering together.

Thank you to the nearly 170 people who participated in our COVID-19 vaccine clinic on campus yesterday, either by getting the vaccine or by volunteering. We were also able to vaccinate members of dental teams and other health care providers who work in San Francisco referred to us by the San Francisco Dental Society and Department of Public Health.  It was wonderful to see more potentially lifesaving vaccines being administered by members of our Dugoni School family.

You may also have heard that the Moscone Convention Center is opening as a mass vaccination hub for members of the public who qualify for vaccines. Frontline healthcare workers and those age 65 and over who live and work in San Francisco qualify. Learn more and book an appointment.

As our collective fight against this virus continues, it is good to have additional tools at our disposal including the pending review of another vaccine by Johnson and Johnson on February 26 by an independent scientific review board.

Be well and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend, and a remember to stay safe and healthy.