In this candid conversation with NYU News's Sapna Parikh, NYU public health students share their thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine—whether or not they plan to get it, what they tell friends who are hesitant, and the issues related to making it mandatory. The conversation also covers the controversies of health inequity and digital passports, and the unique concerns of international students.

This panel discussion was recorded on April 12, 2021, prior to the FDA's pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and before NYU's announcement of its plan to require vaccines for students. For the latest student vaccine updates and requirements, go to: