Essentia Health is hosting a public webinar for people who are undecided or skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccine.

The hourlong webinar is at 5 p.m. Wednesday and will include a question-and-answer session. Essentia experts will discuss the importance of receiving a vaccine, clarify vaccine myths and highlight recent COVID-19 trends and the prevalence of variants.

The first half of the program will be presentations from Dr. Bill Heegaard, president of Essentia Health’s West Market; Dr. Amanda Noska and Dr. Bertha Ayi, infectious disease physicians; and Elena Willmot, senior business intelligence analyst.

After presentations, the public can ask questions and raise vaccine-related concerns to be answered by Essentia experts as time allows.

To access the webinar, go to It is open to the public and no registration is required. The session will be posted on the Essentia Facebook and YouTube pages afterward.

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Additional resources regarding Essentia’s vaccination efforts can be found at; click the “vaccine information” link at the top of the page. To schedule a vaccine appointment with Essentia, use the online portal MyChart or call 833-494-0836.