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How to Watch NBC 5 Town Hall Answering Your Coronavirus Vaccine Questions Live

Eight experts will participate in NBC 5's "Vaccinated State" panel this Thursday to answer your questions about the coronavirus vaccine in Illinois. Ask your questions in the chat below starting at noon on Feb. 18.

Watch NBC 5's "Vaccinated State" town hall featuring top Illinois experts LIVE beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday in the player above.

A panel of top Illinois doctors, medical specialists and insurance and pharmacy experts have joined NBC 5's "Vaccinated State" panel to answer your questions about the coronavirus vaccine live this Thursday.

Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, and Dr. Candice Robinson, medical director of the Chicago Department of Public Health, are among eight experts who will answer questions on NBC 5 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18. See the full list of experts below.

Want to ask a question? Bookmark this link. We'll take your questions in the below form starting at noon on Thursday. Then starting at 6 p.m. that day, watch the panel on NBC 5 and right here on and the NBC Chicago app.

Vaccinated State: Your Questions Answered -- Experts

Dr. Ngozi Ezike
Director, Illinois Department of Public Health

Dr. Candice Robinson
Medical Director, Chicago Department of Public Health

Dr. Bishop Horace Smith
Pastor, Apostolic Faith Church
Attending physician specializing in pediatric hematology/oncology, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Derek J. Robinson, MD, MBA, FACEP, CHCQM
VP and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

Dr. Marina Del Rios
Emergency Medicine Specialist, University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital

Dr. Emily Landon
Executive Medical Director of Infection Control and Prevention, University of Chicago Medicine

Dr. Richard Novak
Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases, UI Health

Rick Gates
VP of Pharmacy and Healthcare, Walgreens

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