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Tuesday Speaker
Tuesday Program: Dr. James Conway
Memorial Hall
November 19 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Immunizations and Infectious Diseases

 

Immunizations represent one of the most important public health measures ever implemented, preventing countless deaths and disability from infectious diseases.  Yet, these successes are under threat, both domestically and internationally, by the rise in vaccine hesitancy.  Dr. James Conway has dedicated much of his academic career towards improving and strengthening immunization programs around the world.  We will discuss the importance of maintaining high levels of ‘community immunity’, the reasons behind this trend toward vaccine refusal, the public health impacts, and methods for trying to sustain worldwide progress in the battle against vaccine preventable disease.