Provided by George Mason University
Mason’s free discussion series, Galileo’s Science Café, will take place at 7:00 p. m. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Science and Technology Campus.
Topic: What is herd immunity? Individual decisions to vaccinate impact the entire community
Presenter: Dr. Paul Delamater, Assistant Professor of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University
Opening Remarks: Dietlinde Doyle, Public Health Nurse, Virginia Department of Health
Parental concerns about vaccine safety have led to increases in the refusal or delay of childhood vaccination throughout the United States. Learn from a scientific expert how geographic information is being used to analyze and understand how individual decisions to vaccinate impact community-level vaccination coverage, the herd immunity effect, and outbreak of devastating diseases.
There will be live demos where you can test out your geoinformation mapping skills.
Location: Hylton Performing Arts Center (10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA)
Time: 7:00 p. m.-8:30 p. m.
RSVP to attend for free: capmm.gmu.edu/galileo-sciencecafe
Refreshments provided by Mum Mum’s Taste of Thai.
For more information, please contact Amy J. Adams, (703) 993-2672 or email@example.com.
About George Mason University: George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls 35,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility.