Dr. Zach Jenkins

Progress on a COVID-19 Vaccine

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by Nicole Hackett, Student Public Relations Writer

Student taking part in Zoom conferenceDr. Zachary Jenkins, an infectious disease expert and associate professor of pharmacy practice at Cedarville University, will present at The American Association of Pharmacists’ COVID-19 Vaccine Landscape seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. The event will be held virtually over Zoom.

Jenkins will speak on the current progress in developing a COVID-19 vaccine in order to educate pharmacy students, pre-pharmacy students and prospective pharmacy students.

Jenkins reports that studies project that roughly 50-60% of people will immediately seek out a vaccine once a safe one has been developed and that a successful vaccine will aid the United States on a path back to normalcy.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its Doctor of Pharmacy program, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.