The Children’s Study Home, in partnership with the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, is hosting a virtual panel discussion on "The COVID Vaccine: Personal & Professional Perspectives within African American and Latino Communities," from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 5, on YouTube Live.

The Children's Study Home operates an educational program in Richmond.

Featured panelists include two Latino and two African American community leaders in social services, medicine and public health: Ronn Johnson, president/CEO, Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services Inc.; Dr. Sarah Perez McAdoo, Population Health Capstone director, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate; Dr. Miguel Rodriguez, pulmonologist, Holyoke Medical Center; and Frank Robinson, vice president, Public Health for Baystate Health.

Jessica Collins, executive director of the Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts, will moderate the discussion.

To register visit A link to the live stream will be shared to those registered prior to the event.

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.