Mutation, Vaccination, Immunization, and What-in-Tarnation?
- February 2, 2021
Thursday, February 18, 11 AM with North Hill Resident, Anne Weaver, M.D.
For a year we have been locking down, isolating, and feeling fearful as the novel Coronavirus swept across the world. Now there is finally hope of taming this virus with vaccination. In this presentation, North Hill resident Anne Weaver, M.D. will help us understand what is known about vaccines against Covid-19, how they might protect us, and what effects mutations may have.
Anne Weaver came to Massachusetts to attend Wellesley College and never left. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where her physician father was head of the Hematology Division at Johns Hopkins and her mother and two aunts were nurses – so medicine was in her blood, but her first career was as a professional flutist. At age 48, she went to medical school at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester. She did a double residency at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, and, as both an Internist and a Pediatrician, she opened her own primary care office in Amherst, taking care of people of all ages. After she retired, she and her husband moved to North Hill to be close to one of their daughters and her family.