The Franklin Institute Speaker Series

Vaccines: To Mandate or Not

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

  • Adults
  • Members
  • Public

Vaccines have saved millions of lives around the world, but how do we consider their benefits in the context of our personal, community, and global values? Do mandates cross the line, or are they necessary for public health?

  • Dr. Paul Offit, internationally recognized expert in the fields of virology and immunology, and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at CHOP presents the science behind vaccines.
  • Parent and co-founder of Voices for Vaccines Karen Ernst helping to navigate the sea of vaccine chatter.
  • David Ropeik, specializes in risk perception and communication and weighs in on how personal exemptions could impact “herd immunity”.
  • Moderated by The Franklin Institute’s Senior Vice President of Science and Education Dr. Frederic Bertley.

The speaker series is free and open to the public, with advance registration required. Please call 215-448-1200.

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