WATCH VIDEO: ‘Planning Your Vaccine: Ask the Health Experts' Community Forum Live-stream on May 6

Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe? What about side effects? Do I still have to wear a mask after vaccination?

To help address the many questions people have about the COVID-19 vaccinations available for individuals 16 years of age or older NBC4 has assembled health experts who have been on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic and will share the facts and answer your questions.

Join the conversation live on Thursday, May 6 at 12:00 p.m. at or @NBCLA on Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, and drop your questions in the comments on Facebook.

Medical experts include Sherrill R. Brown, M.D., board-certified infectious disease physician who serves as the medical director of infection prevention at AltaMed Health Services; and Alice Benjamin, APRN, aka "Nurse Alice," Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Nurse Practitioner and regular contributor for NBC4.

For breaking news and up-to-the-minute information about COVID-19 and the vaccine, stay with NBC4 News and, and join the 'Coronavirus in California' Facebook group powered by NBC4.

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