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Watch Live: Illinois Experts Answer Your Coronavirus Vaccine Questions

Got questions about the coronavirus vaccine in Illinois? Experts will answer them during a live Q&A.

Watch the Q&A live in the stream above from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Thursday.

There are still a lot of questions about the coronavirus vaccine in Illinois, from how to sign up and who is eligible to side effects and whether you can get COVID-19 after getting the vaccine.

To help, NBC 5 put together a panel of experts ready to answer your questions and concerns. (See the full list of experts below!)

From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18, NBC 5 will hold a special town hall, with these experts to take questions LIVE.

For a complete look at where and how you can make an appointment in Illinois or where you can receive vaccine information for your area, click here.

Want to ask a question? We're taking your questions in the chat below! (Click "comment," enter your name and then type your question.) 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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