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Cafe Scientifique: Why Are We Vaccinating for Chickenpox?

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When:

  • Mon 12 Jun ’17, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Where:

San Fran, 171 Cuba St, Wellington Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $0.00

June Cafe Scientifique: Why are we vaccinating for chicken pox with Dr Nikki Turner.

From July 2017 all 15-month-old children will be offered the Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine as part of their normal immunisation schedule. It has been on the vaccine schedule in the United States for over 20 years, and the Australian schedule for 10. It is well tested and considered safe, with only a low incidence of mild side effects and extremely rare incidence of severe ones.

Dr Nikki Turner from the Immunisation Advisory Centre is going to talk to us about the history of its use in New Zealand, the decisions behind funding it for all children, and what the impact of the vaccine may be on public health in New Zealand.

Cafe Scientifique is a place where anyone can come along and enjoy a range of science speakers in a relaxed, friendly environment. The evening consists of a short talk followed by a Q&A. The talks are aimed at non-scientists, so everyone can enjoy and learn more about new scientific ideas.

Doors will be open from 5pm so come along early to get a good seat and have a bite to eat. The talk will begin promptly at 7pm.

Note: Registration is required for this free event. We would also like to know what specific questions you have about the introduction of the vaccine so that Dr Turner can address any common themes in her talk.

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