The Great Vaccine Debate

The Great Vaccine Debate

The Great Vaccine Debate

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 6:30pm

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA

This event brings together noted vaccine experts to discuss the recent debate surrounding vaccination.

This event is part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, taking place April 20 to 29, 2012. Check out the other amazing events as well!

Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m., The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

For more than two centuries, vaccines have protected us against many of humankind’s deadliest diseases, prevented global epidemics, and saved countless lives. Yet in recent years a debate has sprung up on the safety of vaccination, causing some parents to forgo vaccinating their children. This has led to the return of some diseases, such as whooping cough and measles, as we begin to lose our “herd” immunity.

This event brings together panelists Hildegund C.J. Ertl, M.D., director of The Wistar Institute Vaccine Center, adjunct professor Paul A. Offit, M.D., Jason Schwartz, M.B.E., A.M., associate fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics and featured author Mark Largent, Ph.D.

Largent, a historian of science, and associate professor in James Madison College at Michigan State University will be speaking about his most recent book Vaccine: The Debate in Modern America, which traces parents' concerns about the potential harmful side effects of vaccines from the 1990s through modern debates over the alleged link between vaccines and autism.

This event is free of charge, but we ask you to register. Thank you!


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