Illinois medical professionals address COVID-19 vaccine inequity, withstand infodemic

“IMPACT community outreach director Halleh Akbarnia said people have had to “hunt” for appointments, facing difficulties due to varying distribution across states and cities and the lack of a centralized source for vaccination information…

To IMPACT co-founder and chief operating officer Shikha Jain, the organization is an opportunity to provide clear medical information to the public and clear up confusion about COVID-19.

Jain, a FOX 32 Chicago contributor, uses her weekly segment to simplify the latest COVID-19 news. Her goal is to communicate public health messages to as wide an audience as possible.”

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About Shikha Jain, MD FACP

I am a practicing, board-certified hematology/oncology physician in Chicago. I speak on topics ranging from the impact of social media on healthcare, how physicians can utilize social media, how to write Op-eds in the medical world, gender equity and barriers to career advancement, and topics in GI oncology and immunotherapy. My goal is to explain complicated topics in simple terms. I also enjoy writing and you can find some of my writing on this site. I am a mother to three amazing kids and married to a gastroenterologist. I look forward to connecting with you.

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