To highlight World Day of Immunology, locally-based national science hub: Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus) is organising a Vaccination Cafe to provide city workers and visitors with a convenient and affordable way of getting their annual flu shot. At just $10 for the vaccination, visitors can grab a free coffee (or tea) and have the chance to chat with scientists whose job is to research viruses and immunology.
‘Vaccination is the cornerstone of good public health and is one of the main reasons we have eradicated or almost eradicated, some of the most deadly diseases in the world including Smallpox, Polio, Diphtheria and Tetanus’, says Prof Paddy Phillips, South Australia’s Chief Medical Officer.
‘People who think they don’t need to vaccinate should look at the recent measles outbreak in South Wales, UK where 643 cases have been reported. The virus is expected to spread to the north and to London, where there is a low level of vaccination’.
‘The fact is the more people who get vaccinated, the less people there are to spread diseases around, so it’s important that everyone makes sure their vaccinations are up to date, to help protect the whole community’, he said.
Date: Monday, 29 April 2013
Venue: The Science Exchange – 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide
Cost: Free to attend and talk to the scientists $10 for Adult flu vaccination
Bookings: Not essential – but priority booking is available to beat the rush, click here.