Dukes County and the Communication Ambassador Partnership of Martha’s Vineyard are hosting an online public forum with a panel of local health experts to discuss the Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday night.

The forum will be hosted by Laurel Redington of WMVY radio and is focused on providing more information and answering questions about Covid-19 vaccines. It will also be translated into Portuguese and Spanish.

The panelists include hospital and Island Health Care officials, CAP director Leah Palmer, Island board of health agents Omar Johnson from West Tisbury and Marina Lent from Chilmark, the director of Vineyard Healthcare Access Program Sarah Kuh, and Christine Todd, chairman of the Dukes County commissioners.

Martina Thornton, Dukes County manager, said the forum will cover facts about the vaccines and address common myths. Some of the other topics up for discussion include the Covid-19 variants and the resources available on the Island for anyone who would like to get a vaccine.

A half-hour question and answer session will follow the panelist discussion.

The forum will begin at 7:00 p.m. and be accessible through Facebook and Zoom.

The Zoom webinar ID is 916 2345 6440 and the passcode is 120029.

Aaron Wilson