Immunisation is one of medicine’s greatest success stories and vaccines will be our strongest weapon against COVID-19. But rising numbers of people are refusing vaccinations based on uncertainty or on misinformation.
In a special, free Science Museum online event on Wednesday 24 February, a panel of medical professionals, policy makers and experts in infectious disease will come together to discuss the history of and science behind vaccination, to celebrate its success and to explore the reasons why there can be hesitancy towards vaccines.
Chaired by Clive Cookson, Science Editor at the Financial Times, “Vaccine Hesitancy: The Greatest Challenge to Ending the Pandemic?” will open with a special introduction from the Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr Anthony Fauci. The panel discussion will feature Nadhim Zahawi MP, the UK’s COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment Minister; Professor Beate Kampmann, Director of The Vaccine Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Dr Doug Brown, Chief Executive of the British Society for Immunology; and Dr Heidi Larson, Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project.
Tickets can be booked via the Science Museum website.
Time: 19.30 – 21.00
Price: Free, booking required
Age: Recommended 15+