Vaccinations focus of talk

Concluding this year’s Science in Society Speakers Series, Dr. Edgar Marcuse will address the issue of vaccinations April 7

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? This is a question loaded with contention in a public debate that has come to be mainstream in recent years.

Concluding this year’s Science in Society Speakers Series, Dr. Edgar Marcuse will address the issue of vaccinations April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus.

“The crux of the issue is that our understanding of the science of vaccine development far exceeds our understanding of individual decision-making and how best to influence it,” said Marcuse, pediatrics emeritus professor at the University of Washington

He has served as chairperson of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Vaccine Advisory Committee and most recently has served on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee.

Admission to the lecture is $7 in advance or $10 at the door. For advanced tickets call the Okanagan Science Centre at 250-545-3644.

Presented jointly by Okanagan College and the Okanagan Science Centre, the Science in Society Speaker Series is sponsored by the Vernon Atrium Hotel, Starbucks Coffee, Save On Foods and The Morning Star.