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Event Information:

  • Tue

    Oxford Science Cafe: Understanding Vaccines

    6:00 pm

    Invitation: Science is fun at the Oxford Science Cafe! Come and join us for a presentation by Dr. Wayne Gray, instructional assistant professor, from the UM Biology Department. He will be talking to us on "Understanding Vaccines: Preventing Diseases from Smallpox to COVID-19."

    These days everyone is talking about vaccines and hoping for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccines are a miracle of modern medicine. At this month’s science café, we’ll address several questions concerning vaccines: How do they work to prevent disease? How safe are vaccines and why do some people have concerns about vaccines? What is herd immunity? What are the various types of vaccines? We’ll review the history of vaccines and discuss several of the more than 20 vaccines that are now routinely given to children and adults. Finally, we’ll examine the current COVID-19 vaccines and consider their effectiveness and safety. Issues regarding COVID-19 vaccine distribution will be discussed.
    When: Tuesday, January 19, 2020, 6pm - 7pm CT.
    Where: Zoom! Meeting ID: 975 6831 5885 
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    Cost: Free!

    Oxford Science Café: Monthly conversations about the science we know and
    the science we don't know. Everyone is invited, and children are welcome!
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