Perioperative Coronavirus Vaccination—Timing and Implications

In the latest episode of the STS Webinar Series, a panel of infectious disease, cardiology, and cardiothoracic surgery experts discusses findings and recommendations from a new guidance statement on perioperative vaccination for CT surgery patients. They offer personal experiences and advice on administering the COVID vaccine in the perioperative period, potential adverse effects, and considerations for booster shots.


Rakesh C. Arora, MD, PhD
St. Boniface Hospital
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

HelenMari L. Merritt-Genore, DO
Methodist Health System
Omaha, NE


Mara B. Antonoff, MD
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

David M. Aronoff, MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN

Adam F. Burdorf, DO
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

Daniel T. Engelman, MD
Baystate Health
Springfield, MA