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Ask the Experts: A to Z of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Ask the Experts: A to Z of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Thursday, April 1, 2021 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM) (CDT)


On February 8th, Critical Manufacturing workers were deemed eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Alabama. 

This opened up a pandora’s box of questions regarding vaccine incentive programs and mandates and the associated polices for employers. To further complicate matters, the CDC is relying heavily on employers to support their efforts to combat vaccine hesitancy in the fight to bring the United States to herd immunity against COVID-19. 

Manufacture Alabama is glad to bring together two experts to speak to the litany of issues surrounding COVID-19 vaccines. Join us on April 1st for “Ask the Experts: A to Z of the COVID-19 Vaccine” to hear from a prominent employment law attorney and highly respected medical professional to arm you with the knowledge you need to make informed decisions at your manufacturing facility.

Panelists include: 

Dr Sarah Nafziger, M.D. | UAB Hospital 

Dr Sarah Nafziger, M.D. is vice president for Clinical Services for UAB Hospital and has been a key driver behind the four UAB COVID-19 vaccination sites — the three public, community sites at Parker High School, UAB Hospital-Highlands, and the Hoover Met, and the on-campus site at Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium. A native of rural Alabama, Dr. Nafziger completed her medical school, Emergency Medicine residency and fellowship in Disaster Medicine Research at UAB. She is dual-board certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services, and she is the Medical Director of UAB Employee Health. Dr. Nafziger has also served as a medical officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and the Alabama Air National Guard. Also, Nafziger was in New York on 9/11 and joined an ambulance crew traveling between triage stations before taking a shift at a hospital emergency department in Brooklyn.

Whitney Brown | Shareholder Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson

Whitney Brown is a shareholder with the firm. Whitney represents employers in a range of employment litigation, including harassment and discrimination cases, Family Medical Leave Act, and cases involving state law claims. Over the past few years, Whitney’s practice has led her to manage the defenses of three multi-plaintiff race or national origin discrimination and retaliation cases. This included mapping a course that led to our client’s receiving summary judgment on all of the claims by ten individual plaintiffs. A significant focus of her litigation has been on health care facilities and restaurants. Whitney enjoys helping these employers come up with solutions to the particular challenges they face.

Whitney also counsels and educates employers on all employment related topics and especially navigating employee health issues at the intersections of the FMLA, ADA, PDA, and attendance policies. Whitney leads the firm’s Effective Supervisor® program on a regular basis and is also frequently invited to speak to clients, industry associations, and human resources groups about a variety of emerging trends in employment law.

Whitney was named a “Rising Star” in the 2013 and 2014 edition of the Alabama SuperLawyers Magazine and was also named a “Top Attorney” in Labor and Employment by Birmingham Magazine in 2014. She has been a contributing editor to the Alabama sections of the State by State Survey Series on Employee Duty of Loyalty; Trade Secrets; and Covenants Not to Compete. Whitney also regularly writes caselaw summaries for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Whitney left her hometown to earn her law degree in Nashville, Tennessee, at Vanderbilt University Law School, where she was the recipient of a Dean’s Scholarship. Prior to that, she graduated cum laude from Birmingham-Southern, where she received a B.A. in English, and served as president of the Honor Council. Whitney remains involved as a alumna of the school.

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